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The Law of Contract in Canada, 6th Edition
By: Professor Gerald H.L. Fridman, Q.C., F.R.S.C.
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The previous editions of The Law of Contract have been cited or quoted by judges in more than 100 decisions. Even more such citations and quotations have taken place since the publication of the 5th edition. The sixth edition of this classic work continues to organize and rationalize legal research to save you time and your clients money. Revised and updated since its previous publication in 2006. The Law of Contract in Canada, 6th Edition, retains all the fundamental concepts of contract law while incorporating new information, including commentary on recent changes wrought by judicial decision-makers. In particular the discussion of fundamental and innominate terms, performance, breach of contract, frustration, assignment and damages has been revised and new chapters written on conditions precedent and exclusion terms. The 6th edition contains all the most current developments in Canadian contract law such as good faith in contracting and performance damages for mental distress; tenders; certain aspects of consideration; part performance; aspects of mistake; invalidity; contingency fees; severance; repentance of illegality; interpretation of express terms; implied terms.
About the Author
Professor Emeritus Gerald Fridman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and one of Canada's foremost legal scholars and authors. After publication of the first edition of The Law of Torts in Canada, he was awarded the Walter Owen Book Prize for distinguished writing on Canadian law. Professor Fridman is the author of several other treatises published by Carswell, among them, The Law of Contract in Canada, 5th Edition, The Sale of Goods in Canada, 5th Edition and Restitution, 2nd Edition. He has been counsel to the firm Cohen Highley LLP for several years, chiefly, but not exclusively, in matters of contract and commercial law.

Professor Fridman studied law at St. John's College in Oxford, and holds a B.A., B.C.L. and M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He has been admitted as a barrister-at-law in the Middle Temple in London, England, as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and also as a barrister and solicitor in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario.

In addition to having held academic positions at the University of Adelaide, University College at the University of London, the University of Sheffield, the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, as well as being a visiting distinguished professor in the Faculty of Law in the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, the University of Tasmania and the University of Western Australia, Professor Fridman has published 14 books on legal matters, and more than one hundred articles, major papers, case notes and comments, book reviews, etc. He is an expert in the law of contracts, agency, torts, sale of goods and restitution.

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