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Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law

Jack Beatson and Daniel Friedman


This chapter brings together the work of many of the world's leading Contract Law scholars. It focuses upon a common central theme: the question of good faith and fair dealing in the Law of Contract. The book is divided into several parts: the first part is an Introduction; Part II examines the requirement of good faith and its role in the formation of contracts; Part III is concerned with contractual obligations; Part IV examines breach of contract and remedial issues.

Keywords: contract law, good faith, fair dealing, contracts, contractual obligations, breach, fault

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198265788
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265788.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Beatson, editor
St John's College, Cambridge

Daniel Friedman, editor
University of Tel Aviv

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Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Formation of Contract

(a) Pre-contractual duties and good faith

3 On the Nature of Undue Influence

Peter Birks, and Chin Nyuk Yin

(b) Consideration

Part 3 The Contractual Obligation: Good Faith, Control and Adaptation

(a) The effect of good faith and implied terms on contractual obligations

7 The Doctrine of Good Faith in German Contract Law

Werner F Ebke, and Bettina M Steinhauer

(b) Legislation and public law influences

(c) Relational and long-term contracts

11 Relational Contracts

Melvin A Eisenberg

(d) Extent of contractual obligation

Part 4 Remedies

End Matter