Principles of the Law of Contract in Malaysia, Fifth Edition (eBook)
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The book discusses the principles of the law of contract as enshrined in the Contracts Act 1950 and the Specific Relief Act 1950 with illustrated examples of contractual situations based on legal decisions by the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Courts in Malaysia.
This book is primarily meant for students of law studying the Law of Contract in Malaysia. It also caters for students of accounting, engineering and business administration in helping them to understand the basic principles of the law of contract. Practitioners in Malaysia and other jurisdictions will find this book a handy reference. The author has placed great emphasis on the decisions of the Malaysian courts and their impact on the law of contract in Malaysia.
It also contains decisions of English and Indian courts in areas where Malaysian law is similar.
There have been developments and change in the law since its last publication in 2015, for example on the standard of proof for fraud.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 General Introduction
Chapter 2 The Law of Contract in Malaysia
Chapter 3 Proposal
Chapter 4 Acceptance
Chapter 5 Intention to create legal relations
Chapter 6 Consideration
Chapter 7 The equitable doctrine of promissory estoppel
Chapter 8 Privity of contract
Chapter 9 Terms of the contract
Chapter 10 Capacity to contract (minors)
Chapter 11 Coercion
Chapter 12 Undue Influence
Chapter 13 Misrepresentation and fraud
Chapter 14 Mistake
Chapter 15 Illegality
Chapter 16 Restraint of trade
Chapter 17 Discharge of Contract - Performance
Chapter 18 Frustration
Chapter 19 Damages