Principles of Contractual Interpretation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-01-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Richard Calnan, Partner, Norton Rose LLP

Richard Calnan is a partner at Norton Rose LLP, and a Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Nottingham. He has spent most of his career at Norton Rose. In the early 1980s he spent three years teaching at the University of Auckland. His specialisations are banking, the law of security and insolvency law.

Table of Contents

0. Prologue
I The Guiding Principle
1. Principle 1: Objective Intention
II Text and Context
2. Principle 2: The Text
3. Principle 3: The Whole Text
4. Principle 4: The Context
III Understanding Words
5. Principle 5: Natural Meanings
6. Principle 6: Ambiguities
7. Principle 7: Unnatural Meanings
IV Adding Words
8. Principle 8: Implied Terms
V Changing Words
9. Principle 9: Rectification
10. Estoppel by Convention
Principles of Drafting
An Interpretation Clause

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