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Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract [Paperback]

M P Furmston
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28 Sep 2006 0199287562 978-0199287567 15
Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston's Law of Contract stands as one of the classic textbooks on contract law more than 50 years after the publication of the first edition. Michael Furmston combines an authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights, and the clarity of the narrative brings understanding of complex contractual issues to a wider readership. Each topic is clearly signposted for ease of navigation, and the text contains numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources to take the reader even further into the subject. The text is invaluable to students reading courses in contract, the law of obligations, and common law. It is also of real use to students of other disciplines needing a clear overview of the law of contract, and is often used as a first point of reference for practitioners. Online Resource Centre Student resources: - Annual updates - Web links

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  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 15 edition (28 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199287562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199287567
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael Furmston is a Bencher of Gray's Inn, and an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going 1 Oct 2009
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This was a recommended textbook by ILEX on the Level 6 Contract module. It depends what you buy this book for - if its to fill out your knowledge and understanding of contract law over and above that given by your student manuals, then this is great for putting many areas of case law and doctrines into context but make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to read it on top of your standard course work because its very long winded. If you want it as a revision aid, don't bother. You would be better off buying Unlocking Contract Law by Chris Turner for that which is much more concise and to the point.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract 18 May 2011
CHESIRE AND FIFOOT'S LAW OF CONTRACT authored by Prof Michael P. Furmston is one aspect of English common law that regulates interaction among individuals, corporate and non-corporate institutions.
Because of the authors reputation and ranking: Prof Furmston was ranked by Times as one of Ten Great Law Teachers in 2007. Law of contract is a distinguished work from definition of all the elements of contracts, duties/obligation, performance and breach to remedies and discharge of agreement.
It is an indispensible book for students and practitioners of law especially under-graduate students. Managers, stock-brokers, insurance agents and business people who need accurate understanding of the subject would find this book useful reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The additional 1.90 is well worth the investment 26 Jan 2008
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Initally I purchased the five book bundle for law students from Pearson which included Law of Contract by Paul Richards. Unfortuantely I found Law of Contract by Paul Richards to be poorly written, confusing, and laking clarity on several points. So instead of suffering through another term with Law of Contract by Paul Richards I decided to buy Law of Contract by Michael Furmston as my textbook for second term. I must say I have found Furmston's book on contract clearer, easier to read, and possessing more information than Law of Contract by Paul Richards. Any law student who is cosidering buy the Pearson bundle which includes Law of Contract or buying Paul Richards's book on contract separately will find the additional 1.90 for this book to be worth the investment (1.90 is the difference in price between the Law of Contract by Paul Richards and Law of Contract by Michael Furmston at the time of writing this review). Law of Contract by Micael Furmston is the must have contract book for any law student.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - with Knobs On 25 Aug 2007
This is a superb account written by one of the country's leading authorities on contract law, Michael Furmston, Emeritus Professor of Law at Bristol. A lucid account of the law is now prefaced by an historical introduction to contract that will help students better understand why contract law today is the way it is, and written by the living god of legal history, Brian Simpson.

Law books just don't get better than this.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By R-B
This was the recommended textbook for my contract module, so I expected our lecturer had picked something accessible and concise. Wrong. The author writes in self-indulgent prose, which yes, whilst eloquent and fancy, completely misses the point. Its a textbook, it should be there to get the points across in an easy to understand way.

Its target audience is supposedly students, yet as a student I find it a real struggle to make sense of the book. It uses fancy but completely unnecessary language, and quite alot of Latin. I cannot speak Latin, therefor have to sit with the Oxford Dictionary, a latin dictionary, oh and did I mention the legal terms aren't well explained either so add a legal dictionary too.

Now I will give this book some praise, the points made are good and there is probably all the facts you need, but finding them is just a nightmare, so for that reason I have to give it only 2 stars.
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