JC Smith's the Law of Contract


Author: Paul S. Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198807813
Category: Contracts
Page: 480
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With a strong focus on helping students understand and apply case law, JC Smith's The Law of Contract guides the reader through the intricacies of contract law in an accessible way. A modern revision of the classic text, the author ensures students are provided with expert analysis and clarity, with key cases clearly signposted throughout. The clear structure of the text assists student preparation for assignments and exams through the problem and essay based questions and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter. The accompanying online resources support student learning with: -Guidance on answering the questions in the text -Links to key cases -Multiple choice questions -Example essays from real students with annotations from the author All this ensures that students have the complete package they need to excel on contract law courses.

Contract as Assumption

Essays on a Theme
Author: Brian Coote
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 184731578X
Category: Law
Page: 246
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It has many times been said that contracts involve assumptions of obligation or liability, but what that means, and what it is that is assumed, have not often been discussed. It is to further such discussion that some of the author's previously published writings around this subject have been brought together in this book. His basic premises are that contractual obligation and liability in this context are two sides to the same coin and that an assumption of one is an assumption of both. Parties are bound not because liability has been imposed upon them by law as a result of their having entered into a contract but because, in the act of assuming, they have imposed it upon themselves. Contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable this to be done within the limits prescribed by law. The implication of these premises are much more significant than might be supposed when applied to such areas of contract as formation, consideration, intention to contract, exception clauses, privity and damages. The book concludes with a treatment of the role of assumption in tort. Because of the importance of its subject matter and its wide-ranging treatment, this book should appeal not only to teachers and postgraduate students of contract but also to practitioners in the field and to anyone else with an interest in contract theory.

English Legal System in Context


Author: Fiona Cownie,Anthony Bradney,Mandy Burton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199289882
Category: Law
Page: 371
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English Legal System in Context provides a critical overview of the legal system. It establishes a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse the system and its various intricacies, encouraging students to develop a critical approach to the study of this important topic. The authors provide an insightful contextual analysis of the system and its main protagonists: as well as the traditional core areas of the English legal system such as the courts, case law, legal professionals, and the civil and criminal proceedings, the text discusses the police and their powers,the role of the CPS, private policing, the work of non-police agencies. This edition also contains a new chapter on alternative dispute resolution, designed to broaden the reader's appreciation of this central issue, plus new material on the role of law schools and law students. With a clear, logical structure, and a wealth of references to take the reader further into the subject, this is a perceptive and wide-ranging study that explains and illuminates this fascinating topic.

Beginning Contract Law


Author: Nicola Monaghan,Chris Monaghan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041552377X
Category: Law
Page: 200
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Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Contract Law is all about, Beginning Contract Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Contract Law module with confidence. Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Chris and Nicola Monaghan break the subject of Contract law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence. Beginning Contract Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations


Author: David J. Ibbetson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198764113
Category: Law
Page: 307
View: 1973

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This work traces the history of the English Law of obligations from the twelfth century to the present day. It aims to cut through technicalities and to be comprehensible to readers other than specialist legal historians. It should be of interest to all those wanting to understand how the English Common law has revolved.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Common European Sales Law in Context

Interactions with English and German Law
Author: Gerhard Dannemann,Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191668184
Category: Law
Page: 856
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European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.

The Scottish Law Reporter

Continuing Reports ... of Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, Court of Teinds, and House of Lords
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 3641051754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.

The Counting House Assistant

Or, A Brief Digest of American Mercantile Law. Embracing the Law of Contracts, of Insurance and Other Admiralty Matters; of Partners, Factors, Agents, Sales, Bills of Exchange, Carriers, and Insolvencies
Author: J. C. Gilleland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commercial law
Page: 202
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Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law

A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,John M. Mastin,Ronald G. Robey,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118858158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 896
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Cut through the legalese to truly understand constructionlaw Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense ConstructionLaw is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practicalintroduction to the significant legal topics and questionsaffecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, thisuseful guide has been updated to reflect the most currentdevelopments in the field, with new information on Public PrivatePartnerships, international construction projects, and more.Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being producedby the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison tothe old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning tothe new forms. The companion website features samples of thesedocuments for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries andchecklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. Theupdated instructor support material includes scenario exercises,sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the keypoints student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries,but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave itheavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning.This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal lawaffects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputesand liability. Understand construction law without wading through legaltheory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scaleprojects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseasprojects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly andconfidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer'sguide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear,unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the constructionprofessional's perspective. For a better understanding ofconstruction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common SenseConstruction Law is an efficient reference.

Mastering the ISDA Master Agreements (1992 and 2002)

A Practical Guide for Negotiators
Author: Paul C. Harding
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273663959
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 745
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Every year professionals in financial institutions and major corporations around the world face the challenge of understanding and working with the ISDA Master Agreement. Mastering the ISDA Master Agreements (1992 and 2002), will provide a practical, clear and useful foundation for the fledgling negotiator as well as supporting them with a good overview of the legal, credit and operational issues inherent in the ISDA Master Agreement.

Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law


Author: Andrew S. Gold,Paul B. Miller
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191005290
Category: Law
Page: 450
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Fiduciary law is a critically important body of law. Fiduciary duties ensure the integrity of a remarkable variety of relationships, institutions, and organizations. They apply to relationships of great personal significance, including in some jurisdictions the relationship between parents and children. They structure a wide variety of commercial relationships, and they are essential to the regulation of relationships between professional service providers and their clients, including relationships between lawyer and client, doctor and patient, and investment manager and client. Fiduciary duties, perhaps uniquely in private law, challenge traditional ways of marking the boundaries between private and public law, inasmuch as they figure prominently in public governance. Indeed, there is even a storied tradition of thinking of the authority of the state in fiduciary terms. Notwithstanding its importance, fiduciary law has been woefully under-analysed by legal theorists. Filling this gap with a series of chapters by leading theorists, this book includes chapters on: the nature of fiduciary relationships, the connection between fiduciary duties and morality, the content and significance of fiduciary loyalty, the economic significance of fiduciary law, the application of fiduciary principles to public law and international law, the import of fiduciary relationships to theories of authority, and various other fundamental topics in the field. In many cases, new and important questions are raised by the book's chapters. Indeed, this book not only offers a much-needed theoretical assessment of fiduciary topics, it defines the field going forward, setting an agenda for future philosophical study of fiduciary law.

Gewalt und Gesellschaftsordnungen

eine Neudeutung der Staats- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Author: Douglass Cecil North,John Joseph Wallis,Barry R. Weingast
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161505904
Category: Political Science
Page: 326
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English summary: This book integrates the problem of violence in societies in a larger historical and social science context, showing how economic and political behaviour are closely linked. Most societies limit violence by political manipulation of the economy to create privileged interests. Privileges limit the use of violence by powerful individuals, but hinder both economic and political development of such natural states . In contrast, modern societies are characterized by open access to economic and political organizations, thereby fostering political and economic competition (democracy and markets) and general development. Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast provide a framework for understanding the two types of orders and show in which ways a number of countries have achieved the transition between them. German description: Alle Gesellschaften mussen sich mit der Moglichkeit wie der Realitat von Gewalt auseinandersetzen; sie tun das auf unterschiedliche Art. Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis und Barry R. Weingast stellen das Problem der Gewalt in einen grosseren sozialwissenschaftlichen und historischen Zusammenhang und zeigen, wie eng wirtschaftliches und politisches Verhalten verbunden sind. Die meisten aus der Geschichte bekannten Gesellschaften, von den Autoren als naturliche Staaten bezeichnet, begrenzen Gewaltanwendung vorbeugend, indem sie durch politische Einflussnahme auf die Wirtschaftstatigkeit privilegierte Interessen schaffen. Diese Privilegien reduzieren den Einsatz von Gewalt von Seiten machtiger Einzelner; es wird auf diese Weise jedoch die wirtschaftliche ebenso wie die politische Entwicklung solcher Staaten behindert. Denn fur die grosse Mehrheit der Nicht-Privilegierten ist der Zugang zu Politik und Wirtschaft dadurch beschrankt.Im Unterschied hierzu schaffen moderne Gesellschaften Zugangsfreiheit zu wirtschaftlichen und politischen Organisationen (Unternehmen, Markten, Parlamenten, hoheitlichen Einrichtungen) und fordern damit den politischen wie den wirtschaftlichen Wettbewerb und somit die gesellschaftliche Entwicklung. Das Buch bietet ein gedankliches Gerust zum Verstandnis der zwei Typen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, die es an historischen Beispielen von der romischen Antike bis ins 19. Jahrhundert veranschaulicht. Anhand dieses Konzepts wird erklart, wieso Gesellschaften mit Zugangsfreiheit sowohl politisch wie wirtschaftlich hoher entwickelt sind und auf welche Weise seit dem 19. Jahrhundert rund 25 Lander den Ubergang vom einen Typus zum anderen geschafft haben.

The Ethics of Managed Care: Professional Integrity and Patient Rights


Author: W.B. Bondeson,J.W. Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401704139
Category: Philosophy
Page: 185
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This collection provides a philosophical and historical analysis of the development and current situation of managed care. It discusses the relationship between physician professionalism and patient rights to affordable, high quality care. Its special feature is its depth of analysis as the philosophical, social, and economic issues of managed care are developed. It will be of interest to educated readers in their role as patients and to all levels of medical and health care professionals.