Contractual Duties

Contractual Duties

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Performance, Breach, Termination and Remedies
2nd Edition
Series:  Contract Law Library
Practice Area:  Contract Law
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  21 Mar 2017
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback

Contractual Duties: Performance, Breach, Termination and Remedies provides guidance from four leading contract academics on the duties at play in a contract that is in dispute: its performance, breach, termination and the remedies available.

Main features:

  • Part 1 covers rescission: firstly its principles and process are explained.
    Explains each of the possible grounds for rescission, including misrepresentation, mistake and non-disclosure; duress, undue pressure and influence; impaired capacity, unconscionable conduct and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Part 2 introduces the different types of breach and the terminology that governs them, and explains strict and non-strict obligations.
  • Part 3 deals with discharge by impossibility, illegality or frustration.
  • Part 4 discusses remedies available, beginning with the right to sue for a debt and the limits to such an action.
  • Covers damages for breach of contract, laying out the measures of award.
  • Explains financial loss, covering the various ways of expressing the loss, via concepts such as expectation, reliance, consequential damage, ‘cost of cure’ and balance sheet calculation, and questions of timing.

New to the 2nd edition:

  • Substantial case law updates across all four key areas of the book since the first edition was written in 2011
  • Includes analysis of the effect of recent legislation on contractual duties, i.e. the Consumer Rights Act 2015