Contract Law in Zambia: An Introduction

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485127574
  • 1st Edition
  • 120 Pages
  • 2018

2018 - 1st Edition

R 250.00

About this Publication:

Contract Law in Zambia: An Introduction covers all the relevant aspects of the law of contract in Zambia, in both statutory and common law. The book focuses on a range of topics, including the theoretical aspects, offer and acceptance, consideration, the intention to create legal relations, the terms of a contract, misrepresentation, duress and undue influence, void and illegal contracts, the discharge of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract.

The author covers important English case law and related developments. However, the author also examines the increasing number of cases decided by the Zambian courts, which ‘domesticate’ and build on English law, and therefore highlights the relevance of the local context and the changes that have occurred as a result of home-grown adjudication.

Contents Include:

  • Contract theory
    • The classical doctrine
    • Ultilitarian justification: The efficient breach theory 
  • Offer and acceptance
    • Offer and acceptance
    • Termination of the offer
  • Consideration
    • Rules governing consideration
    • Part-payment of a debt
    • Promissory estoppel
  • Intention to create legal relations
    • Social and domestic agreements
    • Business or commercial agreements
  • Terms of the contract
    • Express terms
    • The parol evidence rule
    • Implied terms
    • Exclusion and limiting clauses
    • The doctrine of privity
  • Misrepresentation
    • False statement of fact
    • The misrepresentation must have induced the contract
    • Types of misrepresentation
    • Remedies for misrepresentation
    • Excluding liability for misrepresentation
  • Duress and undue influence
    • Duress to the person
    • Duress to goods
    • Economic duress
    • Undue influence
  • Mistake
    • Common mistake
    • Unilateral mistake
    • Mutual mistake
    • Mistake relating to documents: Non est factum 
  • Void and illegal contracts
    • Void contracts
    • Illegal contracts
    • Effects of illegality
  • Discharge of contract
    • Performance
    • Agreement
    • Breach
    • Frustration
  • Remedies for breach of contract
    • Damages
    • Specific performance
    • Injunction
    • Damages in lieu or in addition

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Law students
  • Legal practitioners
  • Corporate professionals
  • Those in related disciplines