The victim of a breach of contract may resort to one or more of four remedies: specific enforcement, compensation, refusal to perform and termination. This book discusses these topics from a comparative perspective. The principal contrast is between civil and common law solutions. Contrasts within each group of systems are also pursued, in particular, those between English and American common law and those between French and German civil law. Some related and hybrid systems are also discussed, as are conventions on international sale of goods. The aim is not to give a detailed analysis of particular systems but to identify types of solutions and to consider how far differences in theoretical approach are reflected in practical results.
'This is a book of impressive scope ... and it is of the highest quality. The book is the result of many years of careful and exhaustive research and it underlines Treitel's position as one of the leading international authorities on the law of contract.' Ewan McKendrick, International and Comparative Law Quarterly 'As always with Professor Treitel, this is an informative and eloquently expressed study.' Lesley J. Anderson, M5 Ltd., Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly `A major new work in its own right, written by one of the most distinguished academic writers on the law of contract in the English speaking world ... a book of true scholarship which will be an invaluable aid to all lawyers who have to grapple with fundamental legal issues in regard to remedies for breach of contract.' The Law Quarterly Review `This is a masterly and weighty survey of an important topic. No one in England could have done it better. It is very good to have it up to date and ready to hand.' Cambridge Law Journal
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 27th October 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.9