Law of Contracts

Common in the working world, a contract is a formal documentation that creates legal obligations that bind parties to a commitment. As such, the subject is an important foundation course to help law students understand the basic doctrines and issues of contract law, including the creation of rights and obligations from voluntary undertakings, the doctrines which circumscribe the circumstances under which the law permits a dissolution of the contract, and the remedies that the law provides for the breach of contractual obligations.

The course also examines challenges to the traditional model of contract law, tensions arising from the pulls of certainty and fairness, and other broader issues.

The course is convened by Assoc Prof Alexander Loke, and the co-teachers include Prof Teo Keang Sood, Prof Mindy Chen-Wishart, Assoc Prof Dora Neo, Assoc Prof Burton Ong, Asst Prof Sandra Annette Booysen, Asst Prof Goh Yihan and Asst Prof Kelry Loi.

Some of the research publications by members of the team on this subject are:

Prof Chen-Wishart Mindy

"Legal Transplant of Undue Influence: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding?" (2013) 62 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 1

 

Asst Prof Goh Yihan

"Liability for Work Done Where Contract is Denied: Contractual and Restitutionary Approaches" (2012) Lloyd's Maritime and Comparative Law Quarterly 289 (co-author Yip Man)

 

"Contract Law" in Tham Chee Ho and Lee Pey Woan (eds) Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases 2011 (Academy Publishing, 2012)

 

Andrew Phang Boon Leong & Goh Yihan (eds), Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012) 

 

"Contractual Interpretation in Singapore: Continued Refinement After Zurich Insurance - Sheng Siong Supermarket Pte Ltd v Carilla Pte Ltd" (2012) 24 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 275

 

"Explaining Contractual Remoteness in Singapore" (2011) Journal of Business Law 282

 

Asst Prof Kelry Loi

"Two Decades of Restraining Unconscionable Calls on Performance Guarantees: From Royal Designs to JBE Properties" (2011) Singapore Academy of Law Journal 23

 

"Chapter 2 - Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes" Chitty on Contracts: Hong Kong Specific Contracts (3rd ed.) (Sweet and Maxwell, 2012)

 

Assoc Prof Alexander Loke

"Framing Contractual Freedom within the Precepts of Honesty, Reliability and Integrity" (2012) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 174

 

"Remedies" in Halsbury's Laws of Singapore (LexisNexis, 2009)

 

Assoc Prof Neo Swee Suan, Dora

"Contract Law (Chs 2, 3, & 4)" in Halsbury's Laws of Singapore - volume 9(1) Contracts, 3rd ed. (Butterworths Asia, 2010)

 

"'Sale in the Course of a Business' under the Sale of Goods Act" (2000) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 60

 

Prof Teo Keang Sood

"Contents of the Contract" in Andrew Phang (ed), Halsbury's Laws of Singapore, Vol.7, (Singapore: Butterworths Asia, 2000)

 

"Privity of Contract" in Andrew Phang (ed), Halsbury's Laws of Singapore, Vol.7, (Singapore: Butterworths Asia, 2000)

 


(From left to right: Assoc Prof Burton Ong, Assoc Prof Alexander Loke, Assist Prof Sandra Annette Booysen, Asst Prof Goh Yihan, Assoc Prof Dora Neo, Asst Prof Kelry Loi  and Prof Teo Keang Sood)

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