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Rowlatt on Principal and Surety - 6th Edition
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Rowlatt on Principal and Surety - 6th Edition

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Published Nov 2011 (Sweet & Maxwell)
ISBN: 9780421966406. Hard Cover.

Authors: Gabriel Moss, QC; David Marks, QC 

This new edition of Rowlatt on Principal and Surety provides you with in-depth commentary and analysis of the law of suretyship and the law of guarantees. Regularly cited in court, this well-known title examines the fundamental concepts and the latest developments in this area of the law, bringing you authority you can rely on. 

  • Provides a concise account of the law, including definitions and interpretations, allowing you to quickly and easily identify the key points when researching and preparing for a case or advising clients 
  • Revised and updated to incorporate modern developments such as the Consumer Credit Act 2006, performance bonds, misrepresentation and undue influence, as well as new case law such as Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge 
  • Makes reference to Commonwealth and US authorities where relevant 
  • Includes practical drafting guidance, such as a draft Bid Bond and a draft Advance Payment Bond as well as selected sections from relevant statutes including the Insolvency Act and recent EU legislation 
  • Essential for lawyers and practitioners in all areas of commercial law, Rowlatt on Principal and Surety brings you trusted authority and extensive coverage of the law of suretyship and the law of guarantees 

New to this edition: 

Contains new material on: 

Performance bonds 

Statute of Frauds 


Undue influence 


Unfair contract terms 

Construction of contract


Chapter 1

Scope of the Law of Principal and Surety 

Chapter 2 

Chapter 3 
Statute of Frauds

Chapter 4 
Construction and Effect of Guarantees 

Chapter 5 
Misrepresentation and Concealment 

Chapter 6 
Illegality, Duress and Undue Influence 

Chapter 7 
Rights of a Surety 

Chapter 8 
Release of the Surety by Dealings of the Principal Contact 

Chapter 9
Loss of Securities and Co-Sureties 

Chapter 10 
Statutes of Limitations 

Chapter 11 

Chapter 12 
Winding Up and Receivers

Chapter 13
Bills of Exchange and Negotiable Instruments 

Chapter 14 
Landlord and Tenant 

Chapter 15
Building Contracts 

Chapter 16 
Consumer Credit 

Chapter 17 
Performance Bonds

Chapter 18 

Chapter 19 
Conflict of Laws 

Chapter 20 
Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Guarantees


Appendix 1
a) Draft Bid Bond
b) Draft Performance Bond
c) Draft Advance Payment Bond

Appendix 2
a) Sections of the Insolvency Act
b) Sections of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1997
c) Sections of EU Legislation
d) Sections of the Law of Property (Misc Provisions) Act 1989


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