The book deals with all the core areas of Contract Law. The first two chapters introduce the major themes and explain the multiple sources of law in Hong Kong. The subsequent thirteen chapters cover the formation of a valid contract, its contents, "vitiating" elements, the consequences of illegality, the termination of contracts and remedies for breach of contract. The book concludes with an explanation of the doctrine of privity and proposals for reform of the privity doctrine in Hong Kong.
The book is intended primarily as a readable but comprehensive and authoritative text for Hong Kong law students. Practising lawyers and professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the topic, however, will also find this book useful and accessible.
Desmond G. Greenwood (B.Sc., LL.B., Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales) is both a legal academic and a practitioner. He is currently a teaching consultant in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.