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Canadian Contract Law, 3rd Edition, Student Edition

Canadian Contract Law, 3rd Edition, Student Edition covers all aspect of contract law, helps lawyers advise clients, draft agreements, and recognize the pitfalls and dangers in resolving contract disputes by carefully explaining the actual approach courts have taken to solving contractual disputes. [SOFTCOVER FORMAT]
Publication Language: English
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$145.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433469131

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With the immense number of contracts cases out there today, busy practitioners need a practical, in-depth contracts text book that tells them what the important cases are, why they are important, and what the underlying principles are. This book fills that need.


Written by authors equally at home in academia and the legal practice, Canadian Contract Law, 3rd Edition, Student Edition (softcover version) helps lawyers advise clients, draft agreements, and recognize the pitfalls and dangers in resolving contract disputes by carefully explaining the actual approach courts have taken to solving contractual disputes. All aspects of contract law are covered, so lawyers need not look elsewhere for an authoritative interpretation and practical guidance on Canadian contract law.


Book Features

  • Provides the reader with a framework for understanding contractual disputes by examining four central questions:

    • What exactly is the problem?

    • How do the rules deal with this problem?

    • What is the solution?

    • What other consequences and solutions may exist that the courts have not yet explored?

  • Focuses on the problems of contractual relations as well as on those in transactions. The book recognizes that contracts are often more about doing business together over a lengthy period, rather than about single transactions.

  • Helps readers understand the principles that underlie the Canadian law of contracts.

  • Offers a guide through the contract cases, and illustrates how the principles that underlie the law are being developed by the courts.

  • Both solicitors and barristers will benefit from the analysis of the relevant cases and principles set forth in the textbook.

    New In This Edition

    • Analysis and discussion of new case law on the following topics:
      • Pervasive problem of good faith
      • Perennial problems of damages
      • Recent focus by the courts on what constitutes a "fundamental breach" of a contract
    • Extensive re-thinking and analysis of the process of interpretation of contracts, including the approaches that characterize the courts' attitude to filling in, often by the implication of terms, the gaps that may exist in an agreement

    • A focus on how individual cases illustrate the attitude that a court is likely to take in judging a case. (The book contains an index where the courts' statements on their attitude to interpretation, to damages, and to enforcement are noted.)

    • Original paragraph numbering in the second edition has been retained in this text; new paragraphs in this edition appear as subparagraphs of the original paragraphs.

    Who Should Read This Book

    • Lawyers – Gives practical explanations on how to deal with contractual problems which arise in day-to-day practice.

    • Judges – An authoritative treatise on Canadian contract law; provides insight as to how contract law is developing and evolving.

    • Law Schools – Provides an in-depth treatment on contract law; serves as an excellent addition to course materials on contract law.
    • Law Libraries – A reliable and comprehensive research tool on Canadian contract law.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Promises that will be Enforced
Chapter 3: Third Party Beneficiary Contracts
Chapter 4: Making an Enforceable Contract
Chapter 5: The Requirement of Writing
Chapter 6: Remedies for Breach of Contract
Chapter 7: Performance, Non-Performance and Excuses
Chapter 8: Interpretation and Risk Allocation
Chapter 9: The Control of Contract Power
Chapter 10: Illegal Contracts