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MacQueen and Thomson on Contract Law in Scotland

Authors: Hector MacQueen and Joe Thomson

ISBN: 9781526513830

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Edition: Fifth Edition

Publication Date: 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Law As Stated At: 30 June 2020

MacQueen and Thomson on Contract Law in Scotland

MacQueen and Thomson on Contract Law in Scotland

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of the Scots law of contract and provides the reader with a clear analysis of this difficult area of the law.

This practical text:

  • Illustrates the different types of contractual situations and examines the formation, performance and enforcement of contracts;
  • Includes examples of typical contract clauses and treats remedies in detail;
  • Is set in a comparative context and discusses the problems of cross-border and international contracts;
  • Explains the underlying principles of contract law;
  • Is written in a clear, well structured style and uses diagrams to illustrate complex situations.

The fifth edition covers key Supreme Court cases including Cavendish Square Holding BV v Tala El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis regarding penalty clauses. It also includes a new chapter on capacity to make a contract ie ‘Who can make a Contract?’