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Defences in Contract
Defences in Contract

Defences in Contract

Edited by Andrew Dyson, Edited by James Goudkamp, Edited by Frederick Wilmot-Smith

Hart Studies in Private Law: Essays on Defences


336 Pages, 6.653543 x 9.606299

Trade Paper, $48.00 (US $48.00)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781509930081

Rights: US

Hart Publishing (Jun 2019)

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This book is the third in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in contract. The essays range from those adopting a predominantly black-letter approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while others are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of contract law generally. One goal of the book is to determine what light can be shed on contract law doctrines by analysing them through the lens of defences. The contributors - judges and academics - are all leading jurists. The essays are addressed to all of the major common law jurisdictions.

Author Biography

Andrew Dyson is an Assistant Professor in Private Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.James Goudkamp is a Fellow of Keble College and an Associate Professor in the Oxford Law Faculty. He is also an Associate Academic Fellow in the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, a Professorial Fellow in the School of Law, University of Wollongong and a barrister at 7 King's Bench Walk.Frederick Wilmot-Smith is a Prize Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.