|Book||Illegality & Public Policy 2nd Edition||30/06/2009||9781847032966||$446.00|
“The law relating to illegality and public policy in contract is notoriously complex … Professor Buckley’s monograph is a lucid and fascinating analysis of these matters.” Journal of Business Law
This book analyses in depth situations where a contract cannot be enforced because to do so would result either in an illegal act or be against public policy. Its incisive exploration of a complex area helps practitioners find creative ways of using the field to their advantage.
This new edition takes a fresh and up-to-date view of illegality based on a steady stream of important recent case law, in areas such as the effect of fraudulent concealment on a contract, covenants in restraint of trade and the effect of illegality upon the enforceability of contracts of employment. It also examines in detail the recent Law Commission project on this area.
- Highlights potential novel arguments for challenging and examining contracts.
- Deals with the important area of restraint of trade as well as illegality generally.
- Considers the effect of criminal activity upon the enforceability of a contract.
- Contains a new chapter on illegality and Employment Law.
- Examines relief from the consequences of illegality.
- Includes a series of worked examples grounding the often elusive subject matter in practical experience.
- Features extensive coverage of Commonwealth case law, suggesting new solutions to problems.
- Discusses the Law Commission’s proposals for development of the law.
Illegality. Public policy. Restraint of trade. Relief from the consequences. Illegality and Employment Law. “The challenge of change”.