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Andrew Burrows

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661770

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.001.0001

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CONTRACT: IN GENERAL

CONTRACT: IN GENERAL

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(p.481) 8 CONTRACT: IN GENERAL
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English Private Law
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Ewan McKendrick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.003.0008

A contract is an agreement which is either enforced by law or recognized by law as affecting the rights and duties of the parties. This chapter on the law of contract discusses the following: constituent elements, contents, standard terms, mistake, misrepresentation, improper pressure, illegality, lack of capacity, plurality of parties, third parties, transfer of contractual rights, performance, breach, and frustration.

Keywords:   English law, contract law, misrepresentation, mistake, improper pressure, illegality, lack of capacity, third parties, contractual rights, breach of contract

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