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Rectification of Documents

Rectification of Documents

By John Tarrant


This book comprehensively analyses the equitable doctrine of rectification with its main focus on rectification of contractual documents. It seeks to clarify and classify all aspects of the doctrine, by closely engaging with the leading modern cases, and seeking to place them in the context of fundamental principle - including where they depart from principle. It is a major contribution to the field, and will be useful to scholars, judges and practitioners.

"There is no doubt that the law of rectification needs sorting out at the highest level and I hope relevant courts will read this book before they try to do so." From the Foreword by Lord Hoffmann




Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

1        Introduction

2        Construction as a Means of Corrective Interpretation

3        Historical Developments in the Equitable Doctrine of Rectification

4        Three Fundamental Principles of Rectification

5        Rectification for Mistakes in Recording Agreements

6        Rectification for Mistakes Made During the Formation of an Agreement

7        Re-examining Cases of Unilateral Mistake

8        Rectification for Fraud

9        Rectification of Deeds Poll and Voluntary Transactions

10     Conclusions


Published 27 March 2020
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760022365
Australian RRP $140.00
International Price $127.50
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