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Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law$
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Guenter Treitel

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255757.001.0001

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Introduction: Scope of Discussion

Introduction: Scope of Discussion

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Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law


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This chapter discusses the difficulty of choosing developments in the law of contract in the 20th century which are important enough to rank as ‘Landmarks’. It explains that the scope of the discussion is almost entirely restricted to developments in English law and to the analysis of primary sources (judicial decisions and legislation) as opposed to secondary literature. It also gives a brief account and evaluation of the project to codify the law of contract, which was initiated by the Law Commission in 1965, and of the reasons why, after considerable work on the project had been done, it was abandoned in 1973.

Keywords:   law of contract, English law, primary sources, Law Commission

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