Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Modern Law of Estoppel$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elizabeth Cooke

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262220

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 11 December 2018

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
The Modern Law of Estoppel
Author(s):

ELIZABETH COOKE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.003.0001

Generally, there is nothing wrong in changing one's mind. But sometimes it is unkind, and socially unacceptable. An example is withdrawing from a dinner engagement at the last minute. The law may make this practice impossible, or impose penalties for doing so — particularly when it amounts to a breach of contract. This book is about the very limited circumstances when changing one's mind is legally unacceptable even though it is not a breach of contract. Estoppel is a mechanism for enforcing consistency; when a person has said or done something that leads another to believe in a particular state of affairs, he or she may be obliged to stand by what they have said or done, even though they are not contractually bound to do so.

Keywords:   law, obligations, breach of contract, consistency

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .