Law Of Contract - 4th Edition
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Fourth Edition Highlights
a) Impact of the Electronic Commerce Act 2006 on commercial transactions : Act application, consent in commercial transactions, formation and validity of electronic contracts, the place of formation of electronic contracts and purchase transactions.
b) Contractual nature of Islamic financial products: Al-Istinaa' Facility Agreements, Al-Wujuh Facility and Al-Bai Bitaman Ajil Facility, Murabaha Sale Agreement or Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) contracts. Charges on land pursuant to islamic banking facilities and the issues of Islamic law on commercial matters before the English court are also appraised.
c) Representations and terms : recent application of English case law by Malaysian Federal Court, fundamental terms and fundamental breach as applied by Malaysian courts and Lord Hoffmann's "new" test to imply a term in a contract.
d) Minors : capacity to contract, discussion of the Wayne Rooney (English) case : Proform Sports Management Limited v Proactive Sports Management Limited and Proactive Sports Management Ltd v Rooney & Ors.
e)Discharge by agreement : scope of section 63 of the Contracts Act test - Polygram Records Sdn Bhd v The Search. Novation : not limited to change in agreed terms but also may include change in parties. Alteration and consent to alteration and the different form of rescission under section 63.
f) Discharge of breach : rescission owing to total failure of consideration: a misconceived concept for the right to rescind? Discussion of three fairly recent Court of Appeal decisions. Uncertainty and confusion prevailing to the meaning of the term rescission is dealt with definitively - two clear terms defining rescission and its application to late delivery cases by Malaysia Courts. Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Berjaya Ditan Sdn Bhd) v M-Concept Sdn Bhd: The Federal Court decision (reversing the decision of the Court of Appeal and the High Court) to deny the purchase the right to rescind despite protracted delay in completion was a deviation from the traditional process adopted by Malaysian Courts.
g) Damages : section 75 of the Contracts Act - whether a new test as stated by the UK Supreme Court is applicable in Malaysia - Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc; The Achilleas.
h) (i) Specific performance : of oral contracts, contracts of employment, revocable contracts (section 20(1)(d) of the Specific Relief Act) and abandonment of right to specific performance.
(ii) Injuctions : against non-compliant persons, in derivative action to restrain dissipation of assets. Super-injunctions and cases discussing the discretion to grant interlocutory mandatoru injunctions and interlocutory injunctions for performance bonds and guarantees. Proceedings against government:conflicting decisions as to whether there is a statutory bar to the grant of any form of injunction. Cases for claims for damages and/or specific performance discussed.
i) Estoppel : approach by the Malaysian Courts and an examination of recent developments - two leading English decisions and one Privy Council decision.
j) Interpretation of Contracts : the modern approach - review of Lord Hoffman's five principles in Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society adopted by Malaysian and Singaporean courts and its application to cases, thus far: the reasonable person test, admissible background,exclusion of previous negotiations by parties except in certain circumstances, written documents and rectification; Meaning given to poorly drafted clauses; Without prejudice negotiations and its admissibility in Malaysia
k) contracts statute annotations : Annotated Parts I tp VII of the Contracts Act 1950 and the Contracts (Amendment) Act 1976 with extensive reference to cases.
A source of pride to LexisNexis, this edition will provide a rich, comprehensive and intellectually superior treatise on the law of contract.Table of Contents
SPOTLIGHT ON NEW CHAPTERS
a) Chapter 15 : Estoppel
b) Chapter 16 : Interpretation of Contracts
UPDATED AND ENHANCED
a) Chapter 2 : The Process of an Agreement
b) Chapter 4 : Terms of a Contract
c) Chapter 5 : Voidable contracts
d) Chapter 6 : Mistake
e) Chapter 7 : Minor's Capacity to Contract
f) Chapter 8 : Void and Illegal Contracts
g) Chapter 9 : Restraints of Trade, Legal Proceedings and Marriage
h) Chapter 10 : Discharge by Frustration
i) Chapter 11 : Discharge by Performance and Agreement
j) Chapter 12 : Discharge by Breach
k) Chapter 13 : Damages
l) Chapter 14 : Specific Performance and Injunctions Author/Contributor
Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai
Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai, who also authored the first three editions of this book is highly respected by legal professionals and academicians in the region. He is a Fellow of Nottingham University, England, former Dean and Professor for Comparative Law at the University of Malaya and a Senior Judicial Specialist of the World Bank, USA.
He is a former Judge of the High Court of Malaya and a former Commissioner for Law Revision. The first three editions of The Law of Contract received excellent reviews and have been quoted extensively in local and international case law reporters and journals.
"In 2010, the Malaysian Parliament introduced amendments to the Consumer Protection Act to provide for undair contract terms in consumer transactions. This, perhaps is the major piece of legislation, together with the Electronic Commerce Act, that has affected contractual relationship over the past century."
Dato' Seri Visu Sinnadurai
Law of Contract, Fourth Edition
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