B.ALL.B (Hons.) 5 Year


Law of Contract – II

(Special Contract)



Module – I  Contracts of Indemnity

  • Meaning of Contract of Indemnity
  • Rights of Indemnity holder
  • Time of commencement of Indemnifier’s Liability
  • Are Insurance Contracts the Contracts of Indemnity?

Module – II Contracts of Guarantee

2.1     Meaning & Features of Contract of Guarantee

2.2     Difference between a Contract of Indemnity & Contract of Guarantee

2.3      Nature & Extent of Surety’s Liability

2.4       Meaning & Revocation of Continuing Guarantee

2.5         Rights of Surety against Principal Debtor Creditor & Co-Surety

Module – III         Contracts of Bailment

  • Definition & Essentials of Contract of Bailment
  • Duties of Bailor
  • Duties of Bailee’s
  • Rights of the Bailee& General & Particular Lien
  • Duties & Rights of Finder of Goods

Module – IV         Contracts of Pledge

  • Definition of Pledge & Distinction between Bailment & Pledge
  • Rights of Pledgee
  • Pledging of goods by Non-Owners 

Module – V Contracts of Agency 

5.1   Meaning & Essentials of Contract of Agency

5.2   Different kinds of Agents- Auctioneers, Brokers &  DelCredere Agents

5.3    Extent of Agent’s Authority – Actual, Apparent, Authority in Emergency

5.4    Duties of Agent

5.5     Termination of Agency

Module – VI         Specific Relief Act 

6.1   Recovering Possession of Property (S.5-8)

6.2   Specific Performance of Contracts (S.9-24)

6.3    Rectification of Instruments (S.26)

6.4    Rescission of Contracts (S.27-30)

6.5     Cancellation of Instruments (S.31-33)

6.6     Declaratory Decrees (S.34-35)

6.7      Preventive Relief or Injunctions (S. 36-44) 

Suggested Reading: 

  1. Avtar Singh, Law of Contract and Specific Relief, Eastern Book Company, 2013 (11th Edn)
  2. Pollock &Mulla, Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act, Lexis Nexis, 2013(14thEdn)
  3. Anson, Law of Contract , Oxford University Press, 2010 (29th Edn)
  4. Cheshire and Fifoot, Law of Contract, Lexis Nexis, 2010 (10th Edn)
  5. Dutt, Contract- The Indian Contract Act, 1872, Eastern Law House, 11th Edition, 2013
  6. MLJ, Law of Contract and Specific Relief, Lexis Nexis, 2009
  7. S.K Kapoor, Contract – II, Central Law Agency, 2015
  8. Akhilekshwar Pathak, Law relating to Special Contracts- Contracts of Bailment, Pledge, Hypothecation, Indemnity & Guarantee, 1st Edition, 2013