Avtar Singh’s Law of Contract and Specific Relief is an authoritative and most sought after book on the subject. The book deals with the intricacies of contract law in a straightforward and lucid style. It covers many new developing areas in contract law which are of practical and academic importance.
The current thirteenth edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated by Prof. Rajesh Kapoor with recent case laws and statutory amendments including the Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018.
The practice to award damages as a general rule and grant specific performance as an exception was done away with the enactment of Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018. This amendment gave wider discretion to courts for granting specific performance and made specific performance of contract a general rule rather than an exception subject to certain limited grounds. Further, among other things, the amendment also provides for substituted performance of contracts and enables the courts to engage experts on specific issues.
A new feature added to this Edition is a chapter-wise select list of articles published in various law review journals. Full text of these articles are available on SCC Online® Web Edition.
This work reveals the rich experience and pragmatic approach of the author, which renders the book indispensable for the legal fraternity and students alike. The book is greatly admired and read by students, lawyers, judges, academicians, researchers and has been extolled by reviewers in India and abroad.
“This book on the Law of Contract by Avtar Singh, a distinguished author is more comprehensive than an equivalent American book as it covers additional topics such as agency, some aspects of partnerships, bank guarantees and bailment.”
— Law Books in Review, USA
“The book includes chapters on quasi-contracts, contracts of indemnity, guarantee, bailment, pledge, and agency. Copious reference is also made to English as well as to the Indian cases and statutes.”
— Malaya Law Review (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)
1. Agreement, Contract and Proposal 2. Acceptance 3. Consideration 4. Capacity to Contract 5. Free Consent 6. Mistake 7. Legality of Object 8. Discharge of Contract 9. Discharge by Breach 10. Certain Relations Resembling Those Created by Contract 556