Opinion Writing & Drafting in Contract Law
This book has been written for undergraduate students, those on vocational courses as well as the young practitioner. The book considers the various component parts of a contractual agreement. It sets out in simple terms the elements in the formation of a contract, the parties, consideration, standard terms, exemption, mistake, misrepresentation, illegality, performance, breach and frustration. It also takes into account the remedies of specific performance, discharge and damages. The areas of remoteness, foreseeability and the relevant heads which may affect the quantum of damages are discussed together with how awards may be reduced by the deduction of statutory benefits. Alternative and other equitable remedies are addressed. Factual and legal issues of sample problems are dealt with, emphasising the books practical approach.