“Shweta Vishwanathan is a gold medallist from NALSAR University of law, Hyderabad. When she decided to help out other kids like her, who didn't want to be Doctors or Engineers, the Simply, Legal series evolved. Following her passion for sports, she currently works as an Assistant Director, in Sports Authority of India and is based out of Delhi.”
Shweta Vishwanathan’s Law of Contracts is part of EBC’s Simply, Legal! series. The author has made an excellent effort to convey the concepts, contours and conundrums of the basic branch of law-Contracts. The narrative style of the book is simple and very easy to understand. By using illustrations effectively, the author has made the book highly entertaining to read.
The book is divided into 14 chapters and covers all the topics taught under Contract Law. The first chapter illustrates the difference between Agreements and Contracts followed by chapters on Offer, Acceptance and Lawful Consideration. From Chapter 5 onwards, the author has covered Capacity to Contract, Free Consent, Lawful Object and Void Agreements. Discharge of Contract, Damages for Breach, Quasi Contract, Basics of Special Contracts and Specific Relief Act are covered. Bare Act of Contract Law and Special Relief Act are also included in this book for the benefit of the readers. In the context of Covid situation, application of force majeure clause has been discussed by the author.
In this book, the principles of Contract Law are linked with everyday examples so that it is reiterated that law is all around you and not some isolated, complicated thing standing by itself. This book will also help the reader to think like a lawyer by comprehending the various principles of tort, apply it to a given situation and get the answer as per the law.
This book is useful not just for novices who are not initiated into law but also for senior lawyers and judges who want to brush up their fundamentals over a period of time.