Principles of the Law of Contract in Malaysia - 5th Edition

Principles of the Law of Contract in Malaysia - 5th Edition

Book Details
  • Publication Date : Jul - 2023
  • Author : Dr Syed Ahmad Alsagoff
  • ISBN : 9789672701965
  • Format : Softcover
  • Country : Malaysia

The book discusses the principles of the law of contract as enshrined in the Contracts Act 1950 and the Specific Relief Act 1950 with illustrated examples of contractual situations based on legal decisions by the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Courts in Malaysia.

This book is primarily meant for students of law studying the Law of Contract in Malaysia. It also caters for students of accounting, engineering and business administration in helping them to understand the basic principles of the law of contract. Practitioners in Malaysia and other jurisdictions will find this book a handy reference. The author has placed great emphasis on the decisions of the Malaysian courts and their impact on the law of contract in Malaysia.

It also contains decisions of English and Indian courts in areas where Malaysian law is similar. There have been developments and change in the law since its last publication in 2015, for example on the standard of proof for fraud.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Introduction

Chapter 2: The Law of Contract in Malaysia

Chapter 3: Proposal

Chapter 4: Acceptance

Chapter 5: Intention to create legal relations

Chapter 6: Consideration

Chapter 7: The equitable doctrine of promissory estoppel

Chapter 8: Privity of contract

Chapter 9: Terms of the contract

Chapter 10: Capacity to contract (minors)

Chapter 11: Coercion

Chapter 12: Undue Influence

Chapter 13: Misrepresentation and fraud

Chapter 14: Mistake

Chapter 15: Illegality

Chapter 16: Restraint of trade

Chapter 17: Discharge of Contract - Performance

Chapter 18: Frustration

Chapter 19: Damages