Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Standard Terms, 3rd Edition


by: Richard Lawson, Susan Singleton
ISBN13: 9781847668677
Published: October 2011
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback

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This edition is an invaluable guide to the practical aspects of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts.

It provides useful background and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements including key common clauses; when to use standard terms; procedures and good practice; termination of contracts; remedies for breach; and the specific issues relating to export, software, and consumer contracts.

It also contains valuable precedents, including expert guidance on business-to-business and business-to-consumer agreements, providing users with an excellent tool for drafting commercial contracts.

Includes important new case law on:-

  • How to incorporate terms into a contract
  • How an exclusion clause must be drafted to have full effect
  • The terms as to quality implied into contracts by the Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • That constitutes reasonable and fair terms under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.

There is also an account of the new rights to cancel contracts introduced by the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008Includes detailed coverage of the changes made in the area of hire purchase and conditional sale agreements by the Consumer Credit Act 2006 and the important changes to be introduced in this area under EU law from 1 February 2011


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