John Cartwright has been Official Student (Fellow and Tutor) in Law at Christ Church since 1982, and Professor of the Law of Contract in the University since 2008. (He was Lecturer in Law from 1982 until 2004, then Reader in the Law of Contract from 2004 to 2008.) He is also a Solicitor. From 2007 to 2017 he was Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden and for a number of years he has been professeur invité at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). His research interests are in the fields of English and comparative private law, especially contract and land law. He teaches the undergraduate courses on Contract, Comparative Private Law, Land Law, Tort and Roman Law, and the BCL/MJur course on European Private Law (Contract). In October 2015 he became Director of the Oxford Law Faculty's Institute of European and Comparative Law.
- Published in English with Spanish translation.In recent years a number of different projects of harmonisation of private law, and in particular contract law, have been developed at both the regional level and the international level. In Europe for twenty-five years efforts were made to work out a possible model for the harmonisation of contract law: by the end of 2014 this appeared not to have succeeded, but there are lasting results of the process which had a significant influence in the process of the reform of the law of contract in France in 2016. This illustrates the value which such projects can have, and can provide a lesson for other regions such as Latin America.ISBN: 0719-9104 (print) 0719-9112 (digital)French translation (with updates) of The Code Napoléon Rewritten: French Contract Law after the 2016 Reforms (Hart Publishing, 2017).ISBN: 9782365170741Comparative discussion of the approach taken by the proposed Principles of Latin American Contract Law to defects in formation of the contract (mistake, fraud, threat, and gross disparity).ISBN: 9781509914272Discussion (in French) of the methods used by English law faculties to introduce their students to the study of Law.ISBN: 9782247170654Edited volume of essays by French lawyers and comparative lawyers working on French law and other civil law systems, exploring in detail the new provisions on French contract law following the reforms made to the French civil code which came into force on 1 October 2016.ISBN: 9781509911608New edition of classic text on contract law.ISBN: 9780198734789Third edition of book designed to introduce English contract law to lawyers with a civil law background.ISBN: 9781509902910Fourth edition of work originally published in 2002 (second edition 2007; third edition 2012).ISBN: 9780414057036ISBN: 9789013137255Official translation into English of reforms to the French Civil Code which came into effect on 1 October 2016Assessment of proposals for reform of the provisions relating to contract law in the French civil code.ISBN: ISSN 1763-5594Overview (in Spanish) of the general principles of the English law of contract, emphasising aspects which differentiate English law from civil law systems such as Spanish law.ISBN: 1887-2689Examination of the consequences of the failure to comply with formality requirements in property transactions in English law, and comparisons with Roman law.ISBN: 978900426219-5Book discussing in detail the law on pre-contractual negotiations and the formation of the agreement, contractual formalities, and the doctrines of consideration and promissory estoppel as they apply in both the formation of a contract and the variation of an existing contract.ISBN: 9781847038029Comparison of English law on defects in consent in the formation of a contract with German law and European private law (the proposed Common European Sales Law and the Draft Common Frame of Reference).ISBN: 9780199678907Comparative discussion of English law and French law provisions regarding formalities for private law transactions (contract and property) with focus on the absence from English law of notarised and other 'authentic' instruments. Part of published proceedings of Commission on Authenticité established by the Conseil supérieur du notariat, France under the direction of Professor Laurent Aynès.ISBN: 9782110095879Second edition of book designed to introduce English contract law to lawyers with a civil law background.ISBN: 9781849464796Discussion of the significance of writing in English law of contract. Article is in French.ISBN: 0242-5785Third edition of work originally published in 2002 (second edition 2007).ISBN: 9780414049550Discussion of the option 4 (the 'Optional Instrument') in the Commission's Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses (2010). [Paper first presented at SECOLA conference, Leuven, January 2011.]ISBN: 1614-9920New edition of established text on Land LawISBN: 978-0-19-959340-8Comparative discussion of defects of consent (mistake, misrepresentation, fraud, duress, etc) in English, French and German contract law and under the Draft Common Frame of Reference.ISBN: 978-90-411-3357-1Discussion of difficulties of translation of the lavant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations into English; publication of paper originally given at colloquium at the Senate, Paris, on 1 April 2008.ISBN: 978-2-913397-99-6Discussion and criticism of recent cases holdinbg that a fraudulent breach of a duty of disclosure is actionable within the tort of deceit.ISBN: 9780199583706New edition of classic text on contract lawISBN: 9780199282470Discussion of aspects of the English law of contract which are in need of reform, and the mechanisms by which reform can be achieved. Revised text of Inaugural Lecture delivered on 7 October 2008 in acceptance of the Chair of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden.ISBN: 0928-9801Discussion of how English courts may be faced with interpreting the Cmmon Frame of Reference, with particular reference to duties of good faith in negotiation and performance of contacts.ISBN: 9783866531277Edited volume of comparative reflections on the Avant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations et de la prescription, based on papers from colloquium held in March 2007. Articles by J. Cartwright at pp. 51-70 (Negotiation and Renegotiation: An English Perspective), pp. 359-380 (Reforming the French Law of Prescription: An English Perspective); and pp. 409-411 (Summary of discussions); jointly with S. Whittaker at pp. 425-444 (Translating the Avant-projet de réforme) and translation of the Avant-projet into English (pp. 479-915, odd numbered pages). Whole volume edited by J. Cartwright, S. Vogenauer and S. WhittakerISBN: 9781841138053The 'reasonable man' appears in tort, contract and criminal law, but personifies different standards in each. So the 'reasonable man' is a fiction.ISBN: 9789013069228Case note on Statoil ASA v Louis Dreyfus Energy Services LPCase book on Land LawISBN: 9780199226177Comparison of the approaches of different European legal systems to liability between parties during the negotiations for a contract. Published paper from conference on Lavant-contrat, Le Centre de droit privé et de sciences criminelles dAmiens, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 4 April 2007.ISBN: 978-2-95187-128-1Comparison of the different approaches of French and English law to the acceptance (or not) of an obligation to negotiate during the precontractual phase. Published paper from conference on La concurrence des systèmes juridiques, Institut de droit comparé Edouard Lambert, Lyon, 20 October 2006ISBN: 9782731406245A volume within the Common Core of European Private Law: a comparative study of the legal nature of the precontractual phase and the liability which may follow a break-off of precontractual negotiations. The study comprises specialist reports from 16 national legal systems, and other perspectives, with Editors' introduction and conclusions.ISBN: 9780521516013Published version of paper from Oxford-Norton Rose Colloquium 2006.ISBN: 978 0 19 922937 6Official translation into English of the Avant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations et de la prescription. Revised translation (2008) is published in J. Cartwright, S. Vogenauer and S. Whittaker: Reforming the French Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2009)Discussion of the role of estoppel and the protection of legitimate (or reasonable) expectations in English contract law. Contribution to the 17th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, July 2006. Also published (separately) on-line in the Electronic Journal of Comparative Law at http://www.ejcl.org/103/art103-6.pdfISBN: 978 2 908199 53 6Book designed to introduce the lawyer who is trained in a civil law jurisdiction to the common law, and to the English law of contract.ISBN: 978 1 84113 577 9Second edition, updated and expanded to cover mistake as well as misrepresentation and non-disclosureISBN: 0 421 87720 0Comparative (English/French law)case note on recent leading decision in French law on the transfer of the benefit of a rent guarantee.ISBN: 0928-9801Revised and re-structured edition of established text on Land Law.ISBN: 0199285330English law contribution to a comparative study on mistake, fraud and duties to inform.ISBN: 0 521 84423 1Comparative case note on a decision of the Cour de cassationISBN: 0928-9801An article tracing the development of the doctrine of mistake in contract, from the mid-19th Century to the start of the 21st CenturyISBN: 0 521 84423 1Assessment of the recent approaches of the courts (and in particular the House of Lords) to the assessment of damages for breach of contract. Publishing contributions to colloquium.ISBN: 0 19 926465 1ISBN: 0 406 9 6440 8Case note on Great Peace Shipping Ltd v Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd (Toulson J).ISBN: 0023-933XISBN: 0 19 925856 2Book within the Sweet and Maxwell Contract Law Library (covering claims in contract, tort and under statute for misrepresentation and non-disclosure).ISBN: 0 421 626 704