Consideration of whether a doctrine of good faith should be introduce into English contract law

Assessment
Assessment of the Assignment and of the Presentation will be in accordance with the provisions of the Manual and the Descriptor and in accordance with the requirements of LLM and University regulations.

The Assignment
The candidate undertakes to submit in accordance with this contract an Assignment entitled:

 A consideration of whether a doctrine of good faith should be introduce into English contract law.

Aims and objectives of the Assignment
The study aims to examine the arguments both for and against the introduction of a doctrine of good faith into English contract law. A comparison of the different views will be made.
To achieve this, English case law on contract will be analysed, as well as academic comment in support of each side of the argument.


Illustrative bibliography
Books

Ewan Mckendrick Contract law :text cases and materials(Oxford 2005)

Beale, H: Chitty on Contract (Vol.1) (Sweet & Maxwell 29th Ed 2004)

Treitel, G : The Law of Contract (Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell 11th Ed 2003) Zimmermann R et al(ads)good faith in European contract law (Cambridge 2000)
Forte A (ed):Good faith in contract and property law(law 2000)
Articles

Clarke, M: The common law of contract in 1993: Is there a general doctrine of good faith? (1993) (23 HKLJ 318)

Summers, R: The general duty of good faith-Its recognition and conceptualization (1982) 67 Cornell Law Review.

Brownsword R et al(eds): Good faith in Contract: Concept and Context (Ashgate 1998)

Lando O & Beale H : Principles of European Contract Law: Parts 1 and 2 (Springer 1999)
Comparative element
The comparative element in this study comprises discussion of the arguments of both whom are for and against the introduction of a doctrine of good faith in the English contract law.
Personal research:
The candidate will rely on primary sources and materials such as codes, statutes and cases; and on secondary sources: books, articles and other electronic sources.