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Law LLB: IMDLAW108 Contract Law

Welcome

Welcome to your Contract Law reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module. 

Essential Reading

Recommended Reading

Module Journals

Students will be expected to consult a range of law journals via Lexis Library and selected eJournals from WestLaw with a view to developing appropriate legal research skills and to access important supplementary readings in preparation for assessments. Examples of journals include: 

Modern Law Review

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

Cambridge Law Journal

Law Quarterly Review

Weekly Reading Lists (Semester 1)

Essential Reading

Butler v Ex Cell- O Corp (England) Ltd [1979] 1 WLR 401 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading 

Harvey v Facey [1893] AC 552 

Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking [1971] 2 WLR 585 

Partridge v Crittenden [1968] 1 WLR 1204 

Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co [1893] 1 QB 256 

Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists [1953] 1 ALL ER 482 

Grainger & Sons v Gough [1896] AC 325 

Errington v Errington & Woods [1952] 1 KB 290 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Hyde v Wrench (1840) 3 Beav 334 

Butler Machine Tool v Ex-Cell-O Corp (England) [1979] 1 WLR 401 

Tekdata Interconnections Ltd v Amphenol Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1209 

Gulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimique Tunisien [2009] EWHC 1684 (Comm) 

GHSP Incorporated v AB Electronic Ltd [2010] EWHC 1828 (Comm) Sale of Goods Act 1979 (particularly, s. 14(2)) 

Stevenson Jaques & Co v McLean [1879–80) LR 5 QBD 346 1 

Harvey v Facey [1893] AC 552 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading 

Essential Reading

Felthouse v Bindley  [1862] 6 LT  157 

Adams v Lindsell [1818] 106 ER 250 

Household Fire Insurance v Grant [1878–79) LR 4 Ex D 216 

Entores v Miles Far East Corp [1955] 2QB 327 

Brinkibon v Stahag Stahl [1983] 2 AC 34 

Mondial Shipping and Chartering BV v Astarte Shipping Ltd [1995] CLC 1011 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Scammell v Ouston [1941] AC 251; 

Raffles v Witchelhaus (1864) 2 Hurl. & C 906 

Hillas v Arcos (1932) 147 LT 503 

Foley v Classique Coaches ltd [1934] 2 KB 1 May & Butcher v the King [1934] 2 KB 17 s.8(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 Nicolene Ltd v Simmonds (1953) 1 QB 543 

Balfour v Balfour [1919] 2 KB 571 

Merritt v Merritt [1970] 1 WLR 1211 Darke v Strout [2003] EWCA Civ 176 Simpkins v Pays [1955] 1 WLR 975 

McInnes v Gross [2017] EWHC 127 

Blue v Ashley [2017] EWHC 1928 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Thomas v Thomas (1842) 2 QB 851 

White v Bluett [1853] 23 LJ Ex 36 

Chappell v NestleĢ [1960] AC 87; 

Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd v Green [1981] AC 513 

Ward v Byham [1956] 1 WLR 496 

Re McArdle [1951] Ch 669; 

Pao On v Lau Yiu Long [1980] AC 614 

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (esp. Sections 7.5-7.13) 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Collins v Godefroy (1831) 1 B.& Ad.950 

Ward v Byham [1956] 1 WLR 496 

Harris v Sheffield United FC [1987] 2 All ER 838 Glasbrook Bros Ltd v Glamorgan CC [1925] AC 270 Stilk v Myrick (1809) 170 ER 1168 

Hartley v Ponsonby [1857] 7 El & Bl 872 

Williams v Roffey Bros & Nicholls (Contractors) Ltd [1991] 1 QB 1 

Pinnel’s case (1602) 5 CoRep 117a 

Foakes v Beer [1894] 9 App Cas 605 

Ferguson v. Davies [1997] 1 All ER 315 80 

Collier v P & MJ Wright (Holdings) Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 1329 

Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 

Recommended Reading 

Further Reading

Essential Reading 

Central London Property Trust Ltd v High Trees House Ltd [1947] KB 130 

Combe v Combe [1951] 2 KB 215 

W J Alan & Co v El Nasr [1972] 2 WLR 800 D & C Builders v Rees [1965] EWCA Civ 3 The Post Chaser [1982] 1 All ER 19 

Baird Textile Holdings Ltd v Marks & Spencer Plc [2001] EWCA Civ 274 

Tool Metal Manufacturing Co Ltd v Tungsten Electric Co Ltd [1955] 1 WLR 761 

Ajayi v RT Briscoe (Nigeria) Ltd [1964] 1 WLR 1326 

Evans v Amicus Healthcare Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ 727 

Collier v P & MJ Wright (Holdings) Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 1329 

Recommended Reading 

Further Reading

Weekly Reading Lists (Semester 2)

Essential Reading

Dick Bentley Productions v Harold Smith [1965] 1 WLR 623 The Moorcock (1889) LR 14 PD 64 

SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd v Punj Lloyd [2013] EWHC 2916 British Crane Hire v Ipswich Plant Hire [1975] 1 All ER 1059 Liverpool City Council v Irwin [1977] AC 239 

Interfoto Picture Library v Stiletto Visual Programmes [1988] 1 WLR 615 

ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67 Sale of Goods Act 1979 

Consumer Rights Act 2015 

Recommended Reading 

Further Reading

Essential Reading 

George Mitchell (Chesterhall) Ltd v Finney Lock Seeds Ltd [1983] 2 AC 803 

St Albans City and District Council v International Computers ltd (1996) The Times, 14 August (CA) 

Watford Electronics Ltd v Sanderson CFL Ltd [2001] EWCA Civ 317 

L’ Estrange v Graucob [1934] 2 KB 394 

Curtis v Chemical Cleaning and Dyeing Co Ltd [1951] 1 KB 805 

Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking [1971] 2 QB 163 

Olley v Marlborough Court Hotel [1949] 1 KB  532  J Spurling Ltd v Bradshaw [1956]1 WLR 461 Hollier v Rambler Motors [1972] QB 71 

Interfoto Picture Library v Stiletto Visual Programmes [1988] 1 WLR 615 

ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67 Sale of Goods Act 1979 

Consumer Rights Act 2015 Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 

EU Directive 93/13/EEC on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading 

Cope v Rowlands (1836) 2 M & W 149 

Allen v Rescous (1677) 2 Lev 174 

Pearce v Brookes (1866) LR 1 Ex 213 

Armhouse Lee Ltd v Chappell (1996), The Times, 7 August

Parkinson v College of Ambulance Ltd and Harrison [1925] 2 KB 1

Helbert Morris Ltd v Saxelby [1916] 1 AC 688 

Hounga v Allen & Anor [2014] UKSC 47

ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67

Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42 

Recommended Reading

Competition Act 1998 

Article 102 TFEU 

Equality Act 2010 

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Dick Bentley Productions v Harold Smith [1965] 1 WLR 623

Derry v Peek (1889) LR 14 App. Cas. 337 

Thomas Witter Ltd v TBP Industries Ltd [1996] 2 All ER 573 (ChD) 

Howard Marine & Dredging Co Ltd v Q Ogden & Sons (Excavations) Ltd  [1978] QB 574 

Leaf v International Galleries [1950] 2 KB 86 

Smith New Court Securities ltd v Scrimgeour Vickers Ltd [1997] AC 254 

East Maurer [1991] 2 All ER 733 

Misrepresentation Act 1967 

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations 2008 (CPRs), SI 2008/1277 

ss 50, 54 Consumer rights Act (CRA) 2015 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading 

Essential Reading

Nottingham Patent Brick & Tile Co v Butler (1885-86) LR 16 QBD 778

Dimmock v Hallett (1866-7) LR 2 Ch 

With v. O'Flanagan [1936] Ch 575 

Spice girls ltd v Aprilia World Service BV [2000] EMLR 478 

Pan Atlantic insurance Co Ltd v Pine Top Insurance Co Ltd [1995] 1 AC 501 

Bisset v. Wilkinson [1927] AC 177 

Smith v. Land and House Property Corporation [1885] 28 Ch D. 7

JEB Fasteners Ltd v Marks Bloom & Co [1983] 1 All ER 583 Attwood v Small (1838) 6 Cl. & Fin. 232 

Walker v Boyle [1982] 1 WLR 495 

Misrepresentation Act 1967 

Recommended Reading

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations 2008 (CPRs), SI 2008/1277 

Consumer rights Act (CRA) 2015 

11(1) of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 

Further Reading

Essential Reading

FW Moore & Co Ltd Landaeur & Co [1921] 2 KB 519 

Cutter v. Powell (1795) 6 Term Rep. 320 

Sumpter v Hedges [1898] 1 QB 673 

H. Dakin & Co Ltd v Lee [1916] 1 KB 566

Bolton v Mahadeva [1972] 1 WLR 1009

Planche v. Colburn (1831) 8 Bing. 14 

Photo Production v Securicor [1980] AC 827

Frost v Knight (1872) LR 7 Exch 11

Hochster v De la Tour (1853) 2 El. & Bl. 678

Avery v Bowden (1855) 5 EL & BL 714 

Recommended Reading

Sales of Goods Act 1979, ss. 15A and 30(2A) 

Further Reading

Essential Reading

C and P Haulage v Middleton [983] 1 WLR 1461 

Simpson v London and North Western Railway Co (1876) 1 QBD 274 

Anglia Television ltd v Reed [1952] 1 QB 60 

Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Ex 341 

Victoria Laundry (Windsor) Ltd v Newman Industries [1949] 2 KB 528 

British Westinghouse Electric and manufacturing Co Ltd v Underground Electric Railways Co. of London Ltd [1912] AC 673 

Payzu Ltd v Saunders [1919] 2 KB 581 

Brace v Calder [1895] 2 QB 253 

Watts v Morrow [1991] 1 WLR 1421 

Jackson v Horizon Holidays [1975] 1 WLR 1468 

Farley v Skinner (No. 2) [2002] 2 AC 732 

Attorney General v Blake [2001] 1 AC 268 

Planche v Colburn (1831) 8 Bing. 14 

Warner bros pictures v Nelson [1937] 1 KB 209 

One Step (Support) Ltd v Morris-Garner and another [2018] UKSC 20; [2019] AC 649 

Recommended Reading

Further Reading

Essential Reading

Tweddle v Atkinson (1861) 1 B & S 393 

Beswick v Beswick [1968] AC 58 

Jackson v Horizon Ltd [1975] 1 WLR 1468 

Woodar Investment Development Ltd v Wimpey Construction (UK) Ltd [1980] 1 WLR 277 

Linden Gardens Trust Ltd v Lenesta Sludge Disposals Ltd [1994] 1 AC 85 

Darlington Borough Council v Wiltshier Northern Ltd [1995] 1 WLR 68; Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 

Recommended Reading

Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd v Cleaves & Co Ltd [2003] EWHC 2602 

Pharmed Medicare Private Ltd v Univar Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 1569 

Further Reading

Law Commission Consultation Paper No. 121, Privity of Contract: Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties, 1991 

Law Commission Report No. 242, Privity of Contract: Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties, 1996