Contract Law in Hong Kong, Fourth Edition


Michael J. Fisher and Desmond G. Greenwood

ISBN : 978-988-8842-81-0


May 2024

552 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$900.00

Also available in Paperback HK$420.00

This fourth edition of Contract Law in Hong Kong is a comprehensive contemporary textbook on Hong Kong contract law written primarily for law students. The sixteen chapters of the book cover all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and make ample use of case illustrations, including over 200 new cases in this new edition. The book deals with all the core areas of contract law. New legislative rules, notably the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance, have also been covered.

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 the legislative reform of the operation of privity in Hong Kong. Particular attention is given to what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions, and to the continuing significance of English case law in Hong Kong and the theoretical and practical reasons for this.

Michael J. Fisher (LLB, MA, Barrister of Gray’s Inn) has taught contract law in England and Hong Kong for over 40 years. He is a former professional consultant in the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Desmond G. Greenwood (BSc, LLB, Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, Legal Practitioner of Supreme Court of New South Wales) is a retired legal academic and practitioner. He is a former adjunct lecturer in law at the University of Hong Kong.