Contract Law in Malaysia is written with the aim of setting out the law of contract in Malaysia in a manner that is easily understood and further explaining the more challenging areas of the law. As the Contracts Act 1950 is in pari materia with the Indian Contract Act 1872 which is based on English common law, the positions under the common law and the Indian Contract Act are used as a starting point. Where a different position has been adopted in the Contracts Act 1950, this is highlighted and explained. The Contracts Act 1950 is analysed through the sections, explanations and illustrations provided in the Act and as interpreted by the courts. This book is fully up-to-date with the leading and current cases on Malaysian contract law. References have also been made to principal contract texts and local articles relevant to each area of the law.
Written by an author who has extensive experience in teaching contract law, this book comprises six parts with 22 chapters. It has aimed to be comprehensive with the six parts containing chapters on formation of contracts, terms of contracts, voidable contracts, void agreements, discharge of contracts and remedies. In these chapters, the meaning, effect of, and relief for key contractual concepts in the Contracts Act 1950 have been explained. The thorough discussions and the copious citation of authorities make this a very useful reference on the law of contract in Malaysia.
This book will be a good reference for practitioners, legal and judicial officers and academics.
Readership: Practitioners, legal and judicial officers and academics