Frustration and Force Majeure 3rd ed
The new 3rd edition of Frustration and Force Majeure provides a thorough examination of the principles governing the conflict between the sanctity of contract and the discharge of contractual obligations in response to supervening events.
It guides practitioners through a list of supervening events that may be encountered in any commercial transaction, setting out the statutory principles involved, and discussing their interpretation by the courts in a number of common law jurisdictions.
- Discusses in detail the development of the doctrine of frustration within the law of contract
- Examines impossibility, impracticability, prospective frustration and illegality as grounds for discharge from contractual obligations
- Considers the special factors affecting land and leases
- Considers the effects of frustration, including automatic and total discharge, mitigation in respect of discharge, and problems created by one-sided or partial performance
- Discusses contractual provision for supervening events, including force majeure clauses
- Explores recent case law in detail, highlighting developments in judicial thinking