Contracts: Cases, Notes and Materials, 9th Edition

Featuring extensive updates and analysis of significant recent decisions, this book offers a fresh look at the law governing contractual relations that is applicable in Canada's common law jurisdictions.
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The new edition of the leading casebook, Contracts: Cases, Notes and Materials, is the go-to resource on Canadian contract law. Featuring extensive updates and analysis of significant recent decisions, this book offers a fresh look at the law governing contractual relations that is applicable in Canada's common law jurisdictions.


Comprehensive materials
Developed primarily for contract law professors and their students, Contracts: Cases, Notes and Materials, 9th Edition provides a comprehensive overview of this area of the law and includes edited versions of important cases, selected excerpts from critical literature and expert commentary. In particular, the authors examine specific contractual issues in the context of particular transactions and delve into their commercial background, doctrinal significance and implications for the practice of law. In addition, the book discusses the development of the law and explores how it is applied by solicitors in the negotiation, drafting and administration of contractual relations.


New in this Edition
The latest edition of Contracts: Cases, Notes and Materials has been extensively rewritten to reflect the most up-to-date state of contract law and includes:

  • New material on avoidable harms and mitigation
  • Several current decisions that address the doctrine of consideration
  • A brand new chapter on the third party beneficiary rule
  • Insightful analysis and commentary on good faith performance and the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew throughout the book
  • Valuable analysis and commentary on the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. and its impact on the interpretation of contracts

The must-have reference
Contracts: Cases, Notes and Materials, 9th Edition is essential reading for law students and professors as well as anyone else in the academic sphere. Written by a combination of practitioners and professors, this book offers a balanced blend of well-rounded content: real world applied analyses within an academic structure. This volume is also a good foundational text for lawyers and in-house counsel interested in learning more about the basics of contract law principles.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Contracts, Their Context And Learning The Law
Chapter 2: Remedies for Breach of Contract
Chapter 3: The Kinds of Promises the Law Will Enforce
Chapter 4: The Formation of Contracts
Chapter 5: Excuses for Non-Performance
Chapter 6: Contractual Undertakings: Their Determination, Range and Remedies for Breach
Chapter 7: The Control of Contract Power
Chapter 8: Illegality
Chapter 9: Contracts: Postscript and Prelude
Index