Published in association with the Institute of Directors, Commercial Contracts is a practical guide to deals, contracts, agreements and promises in the business world. It illustrates the principles of contract law applicable in England and Wales, drawing on case studies and real examples to explain the practical significance of these principles for business.
The law of contract is the legal framework within which all business activity is conducted. It is vital for those in business to understand its basic principles and their commercial implications. Many businesses, however, evidently still believe that in the absence of a signed document no contract can exist, and may routinely sign documents that contain small print.
Commercial Contracts provides an accessible guide to the basic principles of contract law and places them clearly and concisely in their commercial context. Using real examples, two practicing lawyers introduce English contract law, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject. They highlight areas where practical problems arise and examine possible solutions, with the aim of showing not only how to recognize these problems but how to deal with them in practice.