Law of Guarantees 8e

Law of Guarantees 8e

By Geraldine Andrews KC, Richard Millett KC


$710.00* RRP

Forthcoming Release, 30/06/2025

Code: 9780414065697

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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Law of Guarantees covers the full range of legal issues that practitioners will encounter when dealing with the law and practice of guarantees and sureties. The authors provide detailed analysis of the statutory requirements and contractual considerations in relation to guarantees, combined with expert in-depth commentary on key judicial decisions.
14 precedents and an appendix of key legislative extracts, ensures the Law of Guarantees is the rounded authority every commercial lawyer needs at their fingertips.

  • A comprehensive explanation of the law and practice of guarantees and surety
  • Provides detailed analysis of the statutory and contractual requirements relating to the law of guarantees.
  • Covers the applicable law in a wide range of contexts, including guarantees for loans, consumer credit, hire purchase, landlord and tenant, building contracts, commercial contracts, international commerce.
  • Examines the guarantor’s liability and rights against both creditors and debtors.
  • Explains the many different forms of contract and sets out the legal principles that underpin them.
  • Offers clear and extensive analysis of key judicial decisions arising from guarantee disputes.
  • Looks at the elements of a guarantee, its construction, and its enforcement .
  • Discusses revocation of contracts and discharge of the surety.
  • Addresses insolvency in relation to guarantees.
  • Includes a range of valuable precedents – including Standard Form Bank Guarantee, On Demand Unconditional Performance Bond, and Bank Guarantee in Respect of Security for Costs.
  • Now in its eighth edition and frequently cited in court, this text is the leading work on guarantees.
  • Written by the leading experts in the field: the Hon Mrs Justice Geraldine Andrews and Richard Millett QC of Essex Court Chambers, joined in this edition by John Robb, also of Essex Court.
  • Appendices ensure that practitioners can quickly refer to extracts of key legislation, including: Statute of Frauds 1677, Bills of Exchange Act 1882, Consumer Credit Act 1974, Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, Insolvency Act 1986, and the Companies Act 2006.


Table of Contents

Definitions and Characteristics
Contractual Requirements
Formal Requirements
Vitiating Elements in the Contract
The Liability of the Surety
Enforcement of Contracts of Suretyship
Revocation of Contracts of Suretyship
Discharge of the Surety
Rights of the Surety Against the Principal
Rights of the Surety Against the Creditor
Rights of the Surety Against Co-Sureties
Bank Guarantees and Letters of Comfort
International Commerce
Performance Bonds
Consumer Credit Transactions
Landlord and Tenant
Precedents 1 - 12
Appendix Legislation

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