One Question Per Page false false “The study of contract law is a study of the restrictions on the freedom of contract”. Does modern contract law interfere too much with contractual freedom? A comprehensive answer to this question would require a substantial treatment of not only contract law, but also of economics, history, politics and sociology. Obviously, this is not really practical in the space available but I will try to make some general points in answer to the question. In order to answer the question I will first give some historical background on the ideas of “freedom of contract” before looking at some of the reasons why this freedom may have been curtailed. Finally, I will look at the current position of contract law and analyse the extent to which contractual freedom can be said to exist today. 1