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DAT_ISHIMURA
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Hi,

I’m sitting a level 6 contract law exam in January. I’ve been given an up to date text book from my law school, and i’ve also bought some used text books to give me more understanding of the topics. The used text books are old (2012 and 2014), but i’m using the law school text book to write down notes on the newer cases/statues etc. I’ve bought the old text books as they are just too expensive to buy new. Do you think that:

1) Using old law text books is dangerous
2) Revising from 3 text books is too much for note taking
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I would definitely invest in a 2017 or 2018 contract law book.

Contract law moves at a very fast pace in some areas and less so in others.

For example, the area of unfair terms has been changed by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This has drastically altered how unfair terms are dealt with. A student would be heavily penalised for failing to apply this legislation.

Another example is in the field of consideration. For Cilex Level 6 you will learn about part payment of debt and when agreements to accept less will be upheld. The Court of Appeal and recently the Supreme Court have revisited this area in MWB v Rock Advertising. A student who relied on older cases would score an average mark but an examiner in 2019 would expect you to mention the MWB case for a good mark.

My advice to you is to look for a used copy of one of the more accessible textbooks for contract law like Unlocking Contract Law (a revision guide but very detailed and great for building a very strong foundation for Cilex level 6). As a Cilex law tutor myself I regularly recommend this text and my students have done very very well.
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