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Contract Law - [EASY LAW SERIES]

by Avtar Singh
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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
Pages: 300 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: english
ISBN: 9789350287194
Dimensions: 24.2 CM X 0.79 CM X 16 CM
Publisher Code: AB/719
Date Added: 2015-04-19
Search Category: Textbooks,
Jurisdiction: International


 The book “Contract Law – Easy Law Series” by Dr. Avtar Singh is the first book of the “Easy Law Series” project which will be brought out on all the major subjects of law ─ civil, criminal, constitutional and procedural. The main aim of this series is to give you standard texts, which give you the correct and updated law, important cases and statutes in an easy to understand language in a concise manner.


The present work is a book of less than 300 pages presenting the main provisions of contract and specific relief laws. Illustrations appended to the sections of some of the Acts have been eliminated and legal decisions have also been narrated in very short so as to bring out the crux of the matter. The subjects covered by the book though of a very extensive nature have been dealt with in a manner bringing out the rich legal literature on the subjects in very few words. It will prove most handy for quick and comprehensive study of the subject.


The work is remarkable from the legal point of view – crisp and complete. It shall prove very helpful to law students as well as advocates. 


About The Author 

Dr. Avtar Singh, B.Com., LL.M., LL.D, is a multi-faceted personality, who has adorned his cap with multiple feathers- Author, Advocate, Professor. He has been awarded with numerous prestigious honours like Saraswati Sammaan by the U.P. Government and Vidya Bhushan Sammaan by the Hindi Sansthan in U.P., for his contributions in the field of legal education. In his decades long career he has been a visiting professor of Business Laws at IIM, Lucknow and Reader in Law at Lucknow University. 

Titles written by him have been prescribed by many leading universities and have been lauded by both students and teachers. His works and writing style have been appreciated both Nationally and Internationally. 

He has followed his signature style of writing in all his works- the most comprehensive study of the subject that he takes in his hands in a simple and lucid language. He has written in both English and Hindi languages. 

His list of works include: Business Law, Company Law (in English and Hindi), Competition Law, Consumer Protection: Law and Practice, Contract Law (Easy Law Series), Introduction to Company Law (in English and Hindi), Introduction to Law of Negotiable Instruments, Introduction to Partnership (including Limited Liability Partnership) (in English and Hindi), Intellectual Property Law, Law of Arbitration and Conciliation (in English and Hindi), Laws of Banking and Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Law of Carriage (Air, Land and Sea), Law of Contract and Specific Relief (in English and Hindi), Law of Insolvency, Law of Insurance, Law of Partnership (Principles, Practice & Taxation), Law of Sale of Goods (in English and Hindi), Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Textbook on Law of Contract and Specific Relief. 

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Table Of Contents:

Definition of Contract


Enforceable by law


Proposal or offer

General offers

Offer and invitation to treat

Catalogues and Display of Goods

Announcement to hold Auction

Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS)

Offers in standard form contracts


1.Reasonable Notice of Terms

2.Theory of Fundamental Breach

3.Strict Construction

4.Liability in tort

5.Unreasonable Terms

6.Exemption Clauses and Third Parties


Communication to Offeror

Communication from Acceptor

When Communication not Necessary

Mode of Communication

When is contract concluded?

When Parties in Direct Communication

Absolute and unconditional

Counter proposals

Acceptance with Condition Subsequent

Provisional Acceptance

Acceptance and Withdrawal of Tenders

Lapse of offer or its revocation



Notice of revocation

Revocation of proposals

Revocation of Time-Bound Proposals

Withdrawal of General Proposals

Revocation of a Bid

Lapse of time

By failure to accept condition precedent

By death or insanity of offeror

Revocation of acceptance






At the desire of the promisor

Act Done at Request

Promises of Charitable Nature

Unilateral Agreements

Revocation of unilateral promises

Promissory Estoppel and Government Agencies

Privity of contract and of consideration

Promisee or any other person



Exceptions to consideration

Exceptions under S. 25

Natural Love and Affection

Past voluntary service

Time-barred debt

Gift actually made [S. 25 Explanation I]

Inadequacy of consideration [S. 25 Explanation II]





Age of majority

Nature of minor’s agreement

Effects of minor’s agreement

No estoppel against minor

No liability in contract or in tort arising out of contract

Doctrine of Restitution

Relief under Specific Relief Act of 1963

Beneficial contracts

Contracts of Marriage

Contracts of Apprenticeship

Ordinary Trade Contracts not included in Beneficial Contracts

Option to Retire from Beneficial Contracts on Majority


Liability for necessaries [S. 68]

Meaning of Necessaries

Nature of Liability

Persons of unsound mind





Partial cancellation


Compensation and Restitution

Declaratory decrees

Entitlement to legal character or property

Essentials to be set up for relief under Section 34

Frame of plaint

Further relief where plaintiff entitled to it (Proviso)

Parties who are bound by declaration

Amendment of plaint and limitation


Kinds of injunction

Temporary injunctions

Cases in which temporary injunction may be granted

For protection of interest in property

Injunction to restrain repetition or continuance of breach

Discretionary relief

Interim Injunction when perpetual injunction is prayed for

Disobedience or breach of injunction

Perpetual injunctions

Requirements for applicability

Injunction to restrain possession

Refusal of injunctive relief

Restraint on person or property outside jurisdiction

Order for rescuing arbitration process

Mandatory Injunctions

Damages in lieu of or in addition to Injunction [S. 40]


Subject Index



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