Anson's Law of Contract

Author: Jack Beatson,Jack Beatson Fba,Fba Burrows, Qc,Andrew Qc (Hon)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198734786

Category:

Page: 864

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Popular amongst students and practitioners, Anson's Law of Contract is a well-established and well-respected classic of contract law. Written by three of the foremost experts in the field, it provides an authoritative account of the subject. Detailed, yet clear, the authors lead readers through extensive explanations and analyses of the key underlying principles of contract law. Thoroughly updated in this 30th edition to incorporate the most recent legislation and case law, including the Consumer Rights Act 2015, this definitive work is essential reading on contract law.

Anson's Law of Contract

Author: Sir William Reynell Anson,J. Beatson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198765769

Category: Law

Page: 739

View: 2455

This is the new edition of the well-established core text Anson's Law of Contract, written by a leading academic in the field. Professor Beatson offers the reader an accurate statement of the law and its underlying principles, presenting an authoritative, fully revised and updated account of Contract Law. There is a full discussion of such key legislation as the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act, 1999, The Electronic Communications Act, 2000, The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act, 1998 and The Unfair Terms and Consumer Contracts Regulations, 1999. Key cases such as The Royal Bank of Scotland v. Etridge, Johnson v. Gore Wood and Co and Director General of Fair Trading v. First National Bank plc are also discussed. While this book is concerned with English Law, there are brief references to the approach of other European systems and international conventions where these might be of use in giving another perspective to problems faced by English law. This is particularly so where, as in the case of the use by the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations of the civilian concept of good faith, these are now directly relevant to English law. The book also seeks to locate the Law of Contract within the wider context of the Law of Obligations and to address overlaps between Contract and Tort and between Contract and Restitution at appropriate stages. The twenty-eighth edition of this renowned textbook is essential reading for any student of the Law of Contract, and a valuable source of reference for practitioners and academics.

Zivilprozessuale Qualifikationsprobleme im Spannungsfeld von Vertrag und Delikt

ein Beitrag zur Auslegung nationalen Zivilprozessrechts in europäischer Perspektive

Author: Daniel Wied

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631598603

Category: Law

Page: 278

View: 8431

Die Qualifikation von Anspruchen wird ublicherweise als Problem des Internationalen Privatrechts wahrgenommen, stellt sich aber auch im Rahmen der Zivilprozessordnung, wenn die Gerichtsstande des Erfullungsorts und des Delikts ( 29, 32 ZPO) in Rede stehen. Der Autor untersucht zunachst, wie sich die Anspruche im Grenzbereich von Vertrag und Delikt, namentlich die "culpa in contrahendo," die Leistungskondiktion und die Eingriffskondiktion, nach deutschem Sachrecht und deutschem Internationalen Privatrecht darstellen, wobei auch rechtsvergleichende Betrachtungen angestellt werden. Danach erortert er die Qualifikation der genannten Anspruche in der EuGVVO und in den neuen Rom I, II-Verordnungen und geht auch auf das Problem der Zustandigkeit kraft Sachzusammenhangs ein. Im Anschluss werden die herkommlichen Qualifikationen in der Zivilprozessordnung den im europaischen Rahmen gefundenen Ergebnissen gegenubergestellt und gepruft, ob eine Angleichung der nationalen Qualifikationen angezeigt ist. Im Zuge seiner Erorterungen wurdigt der Verfasser den Grundsatz der materiellrechtsfreundlichen Auslegung des Zivilprozessrechts ebenso wie den Systemgedanken als Massstab der Rechtsangleichung. Im Ergebnis werden auf Grundlage der Lehre von der funktionellen Qualifikation einige der im europaischen Rahmen gefundenen Qualifikationsentscheidungen auch im Rahmen der Zivilprozessordnung befurwortet."

Gedeckte Schuldverschreibungen in Deutschland und Großbritannien

Pfandbriefe und UK Covered Bonds im Rechtsvergleich

Author: Tobias Koppmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3899496507

Category: Law

Page: 657

View: 2368

This handbook on the new bond law provides a legal comparison to the UK covered bond. While offering a deeper understanding of structured covered bonds and the further development of national law, the work at hand also aims to contribute to the assessment of the security and benefits of covered bonds and the discussion of integration of the EU mortgagee credit markets, especially regarding the refinancing of mortgage credits through covered bonds.

Die Vertragstreue

Vertragsbindung - Naturalerfüllungsgrundsatz - Leistungstreue

Author: Marc-Philippe Weller

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161496837

Category: Law

Page: 633

View: 1343

English summary: Under German law, the sanctity of contracts ( pacta sunt servanda ) consists of three elements: the binding force of contract, the principle of specific performance and the principle of good faith. Marc-Philippe Weller analyzes these elements and compares them to the sanctity of contracts in common law.The sanctity of contracts does not benefit the creditor alone; it can also benefit the debtor. One of the theories advocated by the author is that according to German law the debtor has an (unenforceable) right to perform the contract specifically. The actionability of the creditor's primary right to specific performance in the German Civil Code can be traced back to Savigny and Windscheid. Thus the structure of claims under the German Civil Code differs from the structure of claims in common law, where a difference is made between the (non-actionable) primary right to performance and the (actionable) remedy of specific performance. This difference in the structure of claims explains some important differences in the design of the contractual legal framework in common law systems and in civil law systems as well. German description: Der Grundsatz der Vertragstreue ( pacta sunt servanda ), im Rechtsverkehr immer wieder angefuhrt, wurde durch die Schuldrechtsmodernisierung 2001 nachdrucklich gestarkt (Recht zur zweiten Andienung), jedoch immer noch nicht ausdrucklich kodifiziert.Marc-Philippe Weller analysiert diesen Grundsatz rechtsdogmatisch. Er bezieht dabei auch die Rechtsvergleichung ( common law, Draft Common Frame of Reference ) und die Privatrechtsgeschichte mit ein und identifiziert drei Elemente der Vertragstreue: Die Vertragsbindung, den Naturalerfullungsgrundsatz und die Leistungstreue. Alle drei Elemente werden gesondert untersucht und im BGB verortet. Dabei werden neue Zusammenhange aufgezeigt: Der Vertragstreue wohnt in allen ihren Elementen nicht nur eine glaubiger-, sondern jeweils auch eine schuldnerbegunstigende Seite inne. Denn der Schuldner hat ein schadensersatzbewehrtes Recht, seine Leistung in Natur zu erbringen.Da der Naturalerfullungsgrundsatz - international betrachtet - nicht unumstritten ist, sondern mit dem Pekuniarerfullungsprinzip (Schadensersatz statt der Leistung) konkurriert, hat sich der Autor zum Ziel gesetzt, die Legitimation der Naturalerfullung sowie ihre - fur die Privatrechtsordnung insgesamt - systembildende Funktion herauszuarbeiten. Insbesondere analysiert er die auf Savigny und Windscheid zuruckgehende Struktur des Naturalerfullungsanspruchs des Glaubigers ( 241 Abs. 1 BGB) und stellt sie dem im common law und in Einheitsprojekten vorherrschenden remedy -Konzept (Rechtsbehelfsmodell) gegenuber. Der Autor zeigt in diesem Zusammenhang die Vorzuge der Vertragsrechtsdogmatik des BGB auf.Das Buch wurde im Oktober 2009 mit dem Helmut-Schippel-Preis der Deutschen Notarrechtlichen Vereinigung e.V. ausgezeichnet.

Umfang und Grenzen der Dritthaftung von Experten

eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung

Author: Benjamin Büttner

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161490019

Category: Law

Page: 217

View: 1684

English summary: In his study, Benjamin Buttner adresses himself to the liability of experts towards non-contracting parties in cases of pure economic loss caused by negligence. Analyzing German and English court decisions, the author examines the legal relationship between the expert and the third party. This involves establishing the group of persons entitled to damages, the question of the primacy of the third party's contractual remedies and further defences of the expert against the liability as well as the content of the obligation and the standards of care with which the expert has to comply. The author discusses the possibilities of influencing the obligation by disclaimer and presents basic methods of recourse. He integrates the liability of experts into the traditional legal system and then suggests his own solution. German description: Unter der sog. Expertenhaftung wird die Haftung von Sachverstandigen gegenuber Nichtvertragspartnern verstanden. Benjamin Buttner beschrankt seine Untersuchung auf die Betrachtung der Haftungsfolgen von fahrlassig verursachten reinen Vermogensschaden. Die rechtliche Bewaltigung solcher Schaden wirft besondere Probleme auf, die die deutsche Rechtsprechung veranlasst haben, dem Vertrag zwischen dem Sachverstandigem und seinem Auftraggeber Schutzwirkung zugunsten Dritter beizulegen. Nach der Herausbildung von Fallgruppen beleuchtet der Autor das Schuldverhaltnis zwischen dem Experten und dem Dritten in seinen einzelnen Aspekten: Hierzu gehoren die Ermittlung des ersatzberechtigten Personenkreises und der hierfur notwendigen Kriterien und massgeblichen Rechtsverhaltnisse. Ausserdem wird der Frage nach der Subsidiaritat der Haftung und der Beachtlichkeit moglicher Einwendungen des Experten nachgegangen. Es werden Leistungsinhalt und Sorgfaltsstandards bestimmt, die der Experte zu beachten hat. Der Autor erortert Moglichkeiten, rechtsgestalterisch auf das Schuldverhaltnis einzuwirken, und stellt grundlegende Ruckgriffstechniken dar. Neben einem internationalprivatrechtlichen Exkurs ordnet er die Expertenhaftung in das tradierte Rechtssystem ein und stellt abschliessend einen zusammenfassenden, eigenen Losungsversuch vor. Seine Ergebnisse gewinnt der Autor nicht ausschliesslich durch eine Untersuchung der deutschen Rechtsordnung, sondern insbesondere unter Ruckgriff auf das englische common law . Vereinzelt berucksichtigt er auch Rechtsprechung und Schrifttum aus dem US-amerikanischen, osterreichischen und schweizerischen Rechtsraum.

The Paths to Privity

The History of the Third Party Beneficiary Contracts at English Law

Author: Vernon V. Palmer

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584777206

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 8681

[xii], 250 pp. Originally published: San Francisco: Austin & Winfield, 1992. Palmer's fascinating study analyzes the ingrained tendency to prevent third party beneficiary actions through a historical account of privity of contract. Chapter I discusses the origins and historical questions surrounding the issue of privity. Chapter II covers the triumph of consideration in the formative period, 1500-1680. Chapter III outlines the expansion in the chancery phase, 1680-1800, and Chapter IV deals with the rise of the parties-only principle at law and equity during the 1800s. VERNON VALENTINE PALMER is the Thomas Pickles Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law at Tulane University. He is the author of more than forty books and articles, including Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana (2012), Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwide: The Third Legal Family (2nd ed., 2012), Mixed Jurisdictions Compared: The Private Law of Louisiana and Scotland (co-edited with Elspeth Reid) (2009), The Louisiana Civilian Experience: Critiques of Codification in a Mixed Jurisdiction (2005), Strict Liability in Europe (co-edited with Franz Werro) (2004), Pure Economic Loss in Europe (co-edited with Mauro Bussani) (2003) and Louisiana: Microcosm of a Mixed Jurisdiction (1999).

Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641032733

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 9300

Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...

Mistakes in Contract Law

Author: Catharine MacMillan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315534

Category: Law

Page: 348

View: 9012

It is a matter of some difficulty for the English lawyer to predict the effect of a misapprehension upon the formation of a contract. The common law doctrine of mistake is a confused one, with contradictory theoretical underpinnings and seemingly irreconcilable cases. This book explains the common law doctrine through an examination of the historical development of the doctrine in English law. Beginning with an overview of contractual mistakes in Roman law, the book examines how theories of mistake were received at various points into English contract law from Roman and civil law sources. These transplants, made for pragmatic rather than principled reasons, combined in an uneasy manner with the pre-existing English contract law. The book also examines the substantive changes brought about in contractual mistake by the Judicature Act 1873 and the fusion of law and equity. Through its historical examination of mistake in contract law, the book provides not only insights into the nature of innovation and continuity within the common law but also the fate of legal transplants.

Management- und Consulting-Verträge

Die Vertragstechnik des internationalen Transfers von Betriebsführungs- und Beratungsleistungen

Author: Andreas Schlüter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110906392

Category: Law

Page: 299

View: 2090

Unjustified Enrichment

Key Issues in Comparative Perspective

Author: David Johnston,Reinhard Zimmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432634

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9901

Unjustified enrichment has been one of the most intellectually vital areas of private law. There is, however, still no unanimity among civil-law and common-law legal systems about how to structure this important branch of the law of obligations. Several key issues are considered comparatively in this 2002 book, including grounds for recovery of enrichment, defences, third-party enrichment, as well as proprietary and taxonomic questions. Two contributors deal with each topic, one a representative of a common-law system, the other a representative of a civil-law or mixed system. This approach illuminates not just similarities or differences between systems, but also what different systems can learn from one another. In an area of law whose territory is still partially uncharted and whose borders are contested, such comparative perspectives will be valuable for both academic analysis of the law and its development by the courts.

Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428121519

Category: Common law

Page: 423

View: 5642

Contract Law

Author: Roger Halson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582086470

Category: Contracts

Page: 538

View: 570

LLB courses in universities (Foundation subject) and CPE/Diploma courses (core subject). University of London (External) LLB. ILEX courses (para-legals).Postgraduate LLMs in contract law. This major new textbook on contract law is arranged around a transactional analysis. This brings into clearer focus two important episodes in the life of a contract - the negotiation phase and the modification phase. These two episodes are either neglected or examined in a piecemeal way by traditional doctrinally arranged texts. Throughout the book the transactional approach is informed by contextual, empirical and theoretical writing. It also discusses in depth other parts of the law of obligations (e.g. restitution, tort and estoppel) where they impinge on its subject. Overall, this is an original, challenging, academically oriented but also practically satisfying text for modern contract courses, reflecting modern economic reality.

Contract as Assumption

Essays on a Theme

Author: Brian Coote

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731578X

Category: Law

Page: 246

View: 524

It has many times been said that contracts involve assumptions of obligation or liability, but what that means, and what it is that is assumed, have not often been discussed. It is to further such discussion that some of the author's previously published writings around this subject have been brought together in this book. His basic premises are that contractual obligation and liability in this context are two sides to the same coin and that an assumption of one is an assumption of both. Parties are bound not because liability has been imposed upon them by law as a result of their having entered into a contract but because, in the act of assuming, they have imposed it upon themselves. Contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable this to be done within the limits prescribed by law. The implication of these premises are much more significant than might be supposed when applied to such areas of contract as formation, consideration, intention to contract, exception clauses, privity and damages. The book concludes with a treatment of the role of assumption in tort. Because of the importance of its subject matter and its wide-ranging treatment, this book should appeal not only to teachers and postgraduate students of contract but also to practitioners in the field and to anyone else with an interest in contract theory.

Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution

Author: Charles Mitchell,Paul Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847310931

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 5525

It is now well established that the law of unjust enrichment forms an important and distinctive part of the English law of obligations. Restitutionary awards for unjust enrichment and for wrongdoing are clearly recognised for what they are. But these are recent developments. Before the last decade of the twentieth century the very existence of a separate law of unjust enrichment was controversial, its scope and content matters of dispute. In this collection of essays, a group of leading scholars look back and reappraise some of the landmark cases in the law of restitution. They range from the early seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, and shed new light on some classic decisions. Some argue that the importance of their case has been overstated; others, that it has been overlooked, or misconceived. All persuasively invite the reader to think again about some well-known authorities. The book is an essential resource for anyone, scholar, student or practitioner, with an interest in this fascinating area of the law.