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Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law

edited by Jack Beatson and Daniel Friedmann
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Published
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Language
English
ISBN
0198259239 (acid-free paper), 9780198259237 (acid-free paper)
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Summary
It has been said that the genius of the common law lies in its capacity to change and adapt to new conditions. In nineteenth-century English contract law there were significant examples of a willingness to look to other systems, whether the French Civil Code in respect of damages or Roman law in respect of the effect of mistake. Although today decisions of other common law jurisdictions are cited, there is a perception that in the last decade English contract law has been less innovative and perhaps less open to the influence of other systems. The gradual divergence of contract doctrine within the Commonwealth and United States jurisdictions has become more apparent. The essays in this volume serve as a reminder that foreign ideas and influences have a notable place in the development of English contract doctrine and indeed where European Community law is involved, as in the case of the Directive on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts, there is no choice.
The Directive reflects the predominantly civilian systems of member states and it has been said that its main effect "will be to introduce for the first time a general concept of fairness into the UK law of contract".
Contents
  • From 'classical' to modern contract law / Jack Beatson and Daniel Friedmann
  • Pre-contractual duties : two freedoms and the contract to negotiate / Nili Cohen
  • On the nature of undue influence / Peter Birks and Chin Nyuk Yin
  • Duties of disclosure and French cont[r]act law / Muriel Fabre-Magnan
  • Consideration, practical benefit and the emperor's new clothes / Mindy Chen-Wishart
  • Good faith in contract performance / E. Allan Farnsworth
  • The doctrine of good faith in German cont[r]act law / Werner F. Ebke and Bettina M. Steinhauer
  • Implied terms : of 'default rules' and 'situation sense' / Todd D. Rakoff
  • Legislative control of fairness : the directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts / Hugh Beale
  • Public law influences in contract law / Jack Beatson
  • Relational contracts / Melvin A. Eisenberg
  • The regulation of long-term contracts in English law / Ewan McKendrick
  • Fault and breach of contract / Barry Nicholas
  • Contract modification as a result of change of circumstances / Werner Lorenz
  • Alternatives and frustration / G.H. Treitel
  • Good faith and remedies for breach of contract / Daniel Friedmann
  • Expectation damages and uncertain future losses / Michael G. Bridge
  • The choice of remedy for breach of contract / S.M. Waddams
  • Suspending contract performance for breach / J.W. Carter.
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xlvii, 531 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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