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This new book is designed to introduce the lawyer who is trained in a civil law jurisdiction to the method of reasoning in the common law, and in particular to the English law of contract. It is written primarily for the lawyer-whether student or practitioner-from another jurisdiction who already has an understanding of a (different) law of contract, but who wishes to discover the way in which an English lawyer views a contract. After a general introduction to the common law system-how a common lawyer reasons and finds the law-the book explains the principles of the law of contract in English law covering all the aspects of a contract from its formation to the remedies available for breach, whilst directing attention in particular to those areas where the approach of English law is in marked contrast to that taken in many civil law systems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841135779
ISBN-10: 1841135771
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Cartwright

John Cartwright is Reader in the Law of Contract, University of Oxford, and Tutor in Law, Christ Church, Oxford; Professor of Anglo-American Private Law, University of Leiden; and a Solicitor.

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