Lecture: In support of an English Contract Code: Andrew Tettenborn, UCL Faculty of Laws, London, 14 January 2014

English contract law enjoys an enormous degree of rational strength, together with a practical and down-to-earth approach which is the envy of many civilian systems (and, of course, an attraction for business people for whom it exists). In doctrine and comprehensibility, however, its record is less impressive, as anyone will testify who has struggled to explain its workings in terms that make sense to a civilian audience. The aim of this lecture is to suggest that a codification of its rules from a purely English perspective would get rid of many of these difficulties, and would in addition avoid many of the problems inherent in proposals for a more or less pan-European codified contract law.

[UCL Faculty of Laws Events, December]

First posted 2013-12-05 13:19:04

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