Principles of Contractual Liability

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Principles of Contractual Liability

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This chapter examines the principles of contractual liability under the law of contract in England during the Tudor period. During this period, the law of contract was dominated by the law of evidence. A case was only considered valid if there was a written evidence of a contract in the form of a document under seal. This chapter discusses some cases related to contractual liability during this period and analyses the legal bases of court decisions. It also describes the factors that led to the evolution of the laws governing contractual liability.

Keywords: contractual liability; law of contract; evidence; seal; evolution

Chapter.  2526 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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