9781509927579 hardcover 1509927573 hardcover 9781509927586 electronic publication
Hart studies in private law ; v. 32.
"Interpretation or construction is central to the operation of contract law. Despite the fundamental role it plays, there have been limited attempts to explain construction in holistic terms. This important book aims to fill that gap by offering a systematic exposition of the iterative process. It also goes further, suggesting practical solutions to disputes regarding questions of interpretation. The book argues that construction is not simply about establishing what words mean; it is a process through which objective intention is inferred from the choice of words in a contract. The interpretive process involves four steps: formulate the question of interpretation in dispute; explore competing answers to the question; analyse the admissible material supporting each interpretation; and weigh and balance the competing considerations. By so doing, the book offers a simple yet sophisticated framework for interpreting/constructing contracts"-- Provided by publisher.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Sydney, 2017) issued under title: Construction in contract law : a logical and structured approach.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction. Theories of Contract Interpretation The Key Features of Contract Interpretation A Unified Theory of Contract Interpretation The Cognition of Contract Interpretation : A Four-Stage Process The Practice of Contract Interpretation : The Resolution of Interpretive Disputes The Role of Interpretation in Contract Law Conclusion.
K840 .C387 2020
Available in Other Form
Online version: Catterwell, Ryan, A unified approach to contract interpretation Oxford ; New York : Hart, 2020.
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020.