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Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms 9th edition

ISBN: 978 1 847 03722 0

17 March 2009

It is an unusual dedication for a book – “to the fourth movement of Mahler’s Fifth”, but clearly Richard Lawson has good taste in music. Exclusion clauses are one of the few areas most commercial lawyers really cannot avoid. Nothing is as commonly asked about by clients or debated in contract negotiations as the clauses excluding and limiting liability in commercial agreements. Thus it is not surprising that this book is now in its ninth edition.

The latest edition is up-to-date to 24 October 2008 and reflects recent case law. The book does mention the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. It came slightly late for the draft EU Consumer Rights Directive which intends to include the EU directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts with three other directives (distance selling, door-step selling and consumer guarantees) into one new directive. There is an impressive list of cases and a logical chapter sequence.

Chapters include incorporation ...

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