Contract Law in Ireland - 8th Edition, by Robert Clark

Author: Professor Robert Clark
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: September 2016
ISBN: 9780414056367
Jurisdiction: Ireland

  • Provides students with a succinct analysis of Irish contract law
  • Explains the law in the context of important recent developments in other common law jurisdictions
  • Includes important new material in most chapters, especially on formation via offer and acceptance, consideration, misrepresentation, restraint of trade, and damages, especially penalty clauses and liquidated damages
  • Features of an important treatment of contract damages by Irish Judges

New to this Edition

  • Examines recent case law from Ireland, England and Wales, Australia and New Zealand which continues to develop the law on promissory estoppel in a contractual setting.
  • Includes a number of important and landmark legislative changes that have taken place since the previous edition in 2011; for example, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, Construction Contracts Act 2013, and Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016.
  • Chapter 19, the law relating to damages following on from a breach of contract, has been expanded to take into account recently identified additional complexities and knock-on effects for the rules of remoteness and consequential loss.
  • Includes compensation for non-pecuniary loss, contributory negligence and penalty/liquidated damages clauses.

About the Author

Professor Robert Clark is Professor Emeritus within the School of Law, UCD, is a barrister and consultant to Arthur Cox, Dublin and London. He was the Chairperson of the Sales Law Review Group (2008-2011) and Principal Researcher on the Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Insurance Contract Law (2011).