This book is a collection of original, thought-provoking essays on critical issues in contract, commercial and corporate law. It is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Jill Poole, who inspired so many and made such important contributions to these fields of law. The essays are written by leading practitioners and academics in the field, building on Jill’s work. As such this collection will be of interest and importance to professionals, academics and students in these fields of law.

The Professor Jill Poole Educational Fund has been established in memory of Jill. It will be used to support undergraduate students in obtaining 'excellence scholarships' at Aston Law School and to reward 'excellence' at the annual law graduation ceremony. All contributions are welcome, and the royalties from this collection of essays have been donated to it.

chapter 1|13 pages

Keeping commercial law up to date

ByLord Thomas

chapter 4|16 pages

Harmonization and contract in a globalized world

ByRichard Austen-Baker

chapter 5|24 pages

Integrating remedies for misrepresentation: co-ordinating a coherent and principled framework

ByJames Devenney, Geraint Howells

chapter 7|15 pages

Consideration in the modification of contracts

ByDavid Capper

chapter 9|20 pages

Privity of contract: statutory developments

BySéverine Saintier, Rob Merkin

chapter 10|7 pages

Recent developments in illegal contracts

ByMichael Furmston

chapter 11|14 pages

Restraint of trade doctrine: a traditional tool fit for the modern economy?

ByMary Catherine Lucey

chapter 13|18 pages

Director financial liability standards: Opportunism and deterrence

ByRichard Williams