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Comparative Contract Law: British and American Perspectives

Larry DiMatteo and Martin Hogg


This book is the culmination of a project of twenty leading British and American contract scholars, and one UK Supreme Court Justice, to examine comparatively a number of topics from UK and US contract law. It compares and contrasts in detail their respective national laws of contract in areas ranging across contract theory and structure, formation of contract, policing of contractual content, interpretation of contracts, damages, sales law, agency, and consumer law reform. Through pairings of the British and American authors, as well as observations of the editors on each of the topics covere ... More

Keywords: contract law, comparative law, common law, English law, US law, Scots law, legal theory, consumer law, legal history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry DiMatteo, editor
Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law and Legal Studies, University of Florida

Martin Hogg, editor
Professor of the Law of Obligations, University of Edinburgh

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1 Introduction

Larry A DiMatteo and Martin Hogg

Part I Contract Theory and Structure

2 Saying What We Mean

Martin Hogg

3 The Death of Consent?

Peter A Alces

Part II Contract Formation

Part III Policing of Contracts

Part IV Contractual Interpretation

Part V Damages

Part VI Specialty Contracts

Part VII Legal Reform

20 Standard Terms in Consumer Contracts

Christian Twigg-Flesner

End Matter