With the immense number of contracts cases out there today, busy practitioners need a practical, in-depth contracts text book that tells them what the important cases are, why they are important, and what the underlying principles are. This book fills that need.
Written by authors equally at home in academia and the legal practice, this book helps lawyers advise clients, draft agreements, and recognize the pitfalls and dangers in resolving contract disputes by carefully explaining the actual approach courts have taken to solving contractual disputes. All aspects of contract law are covered, so lawyers need not look elsewhere for an authoritative interpretation and practical guidance on Canadian contract law.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Promises that will be Enforced
Chapter 3: Third Party Beneficiary Contracts
Chapter 4: Making an Enforceable Contract
Chapter 5: The Requirement of Writing
Chapter 6: Remedies for Breach of Contract
Chapter 7: Performance, Non-Performance and Excuses
Chapter 8: Interpretation and Risk Allocation
Chapter 9: The Control of Contract Power
Chapter 10: Illegal Contracts
Angela Swan, B.Comm., LL.B., B.C.L., is Counsel and a member of the Corporate/Commercial Group and the Legal Education Department at Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. She was a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto from 1965 to 1988 and at McGill University from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a sessional lecturer at Queen's University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria. She was previously a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP. Her areas of expertise include contract law, corporate law, and the conflict of laws. Martindale-Hubbell has granted her an AV rating signifying the highest level of legal ability as well as an extremely high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. She is co-author, with Nicholas C. Bala and Barry J. Reiter, of Butterworths® Contracts - Cases, Notes & Materials, now in its seventh edition. With Jakub Adamski, she is co-author of the Contracts volume for Halsbury's® Laws of Canada.
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