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Part II Text and Context, 2 Principle 2: The Text

From: Principles of Contractual Interpretation (2nd Edition)

Richard Calnan

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2024

Construction of contract — Interpretation of contract

This chapter explains that, where the contract is in writing, it is the writing which the primary source of the parties’ objective intention. It discusses what we mean when we talk about ‘the contract’ and, in doing so, considers the parol evidence rule and entire agreement clauses. It also considers categorization and shams.

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