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Chitty on Contracts
Chitty on Contracts
32nd Edition, 2nd Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
Practice Area:  Contract Law
ISBN:  9780414064829
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Professor Hugh Beale
Publication Date:  28 Nov 2017
Format:  Paperback, eBook - ProView
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Chitty on Contracts is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law.

The 32nd Edition has now been updated; the second supplement covers all the latest development in contract law since publication of the first.


Whether you need to check a detail during drafting or are deciding on the best course of action, Chitty on Contracts takes you right to the core of the contract law and the insight and guidance you need to decide on the right course of action.

Explains the principles:

Chitty has it all covered: the formation of contracts, the capacity of parties, terms, illegality and public policy, joint obligations, third parties and assignment, performance, discharge and remedies.
You’ll be able to establish the responsibilities, obligations and entitlements of each party and achieve the best outcome for your client.

Covers every eventuality:

You will find coverage of contracts for every commercial situation, with specific sections on a range of contracts from agency to consumer contracts. Whenever you draft a contract, there is expert interpretation of the legal position, ensuring you have taken every eventuality into account.

Insight into case law:

The authors select the most significant and essential decisions, applying their insight and expertise so you can easily get to the heart of their impact and implications.

All encompassing
• Encompasses every part of contract law
• Offers clear interpretation of the law to help you when disputes arise
• Incorporates extensive reference to relevant legislation and cases
• Offers a trustworthy reference when drafting, negotiating and disputing contracts
• Analyses recent cases and legislation
• Contains interpretation and analysis of the general principles which apply to all contracts (Volume 1)
• Concentrates in-depth on contracts in specialist areas, with expert guidance on contracts from agency and bailment to sale of goods and suretyship (Volume 2)

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