Chitty on Contracts, 33rd edition and 1st Supplement


Chitty on Contracts, 33rd edition and 1st Supplement By Hugh Beale

Author Hugh Beale
Publication Date Nov, 2019
ISBN 9780414081529
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

In the Common Law world, this is the most authoritative reference text on contract law. Chitty on Contracts is a comprehensive guide on contract law in the United Kingdom.

Covers all applicable legislation and has a large number of case references;
  • Provides comprehensive discussion of contract law, with numerous citations to pertinent legislation and contemporary case law.
  • Since the previous version, this edition includes interpretation and analysis of general legislation.
  • Exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality, and public policy, error, deception, and non-disclosure, and breach of performance are among the topics covered in this book.
  • Covers contract creation and how it affects the Agreement. Consideration, Form, and Error are three words that come to mind while thinking about a mistake. Duress and Undue Influence; Misrepresentation and Duress;
  • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties
  • Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses; Analyzes and comments on contract terms relating to Express and Implied Terms; Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses;
  • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
  • Under Joint Obligations, the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment, Death, and Bankruptcy is covered in detail.
  • Under Joint Obligations, the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment, Death, and Bankruptcy is covered in detail.
  • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations of actions
  • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
  • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
  • Deals with contracts in the following areas of law on an individual basis: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods, and suretyship.
  • When conflicts emerge, technical areas require clarification, and duties, obligations, and rights need to be defined, provides legal interpretation and assistance.
The 2020 Supplement covers a wide range of new legislation and case law. Topics in Chitty on Contracts, 33rd include:
  • The effects of Brexit on contract law
  • Express term requiring interpretation in good faith: Kabab-Ji S.A.L. (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) (CA)
  • Implied restrictions on broad powers: Equitas Insurance Ltd. v Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd (CA); TAQA Bratani Limited v Rockrose UKCS8 LLC
  • Cabinet Office Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency
  • Form requirements: Shelford v I.R.C.; Neocleous v Rees
  • Public authorities: School Facility Management Limited v Governing Body of Christ the King College
  • Implied terms in “relational contracts”: Essex County Council v UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd (No 2); UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd; Russell v Cartwright; Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Lufthansa Technik AG; Morley (t/a Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Formation: Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Azitio Holdings LtdAMP Advisory and Management Partners A.G. v Force India Formula One Team Ltd
  • Illegality: Okedina v Chikale (CA); Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (SC)
  • Restitution: Barton v Gwyn-Jones (CA)
  • Agency: Filatona Trading Ltd v Navigator Equities Ltd (CA)
  • Arbitration: Kabab-Ji Sal (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait); A v C (CA)
  • Banking: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
  • Consumer contracts: Lintner v UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt; XZ v Ibercaja Banco SA; Gómez del Moral Guasch v Bankia SA (CJEU)
  • Employment: Gilham v Ministry of Justice (SC); Harpur Trust v Brazel (CA); Addison Lee Ltd v Lange; O’Brien v Department of Constitutional Affairs (SC); North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg (CA)
  • Competition: Generics (UK) Ltd v Competition and Markets Authority; Gazdasági Versenyhivatal v Budapest Bank Nyrt (CJEU); Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Visa Europe Services LLC (SC); Network Rai

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