Concise Australian Commercial Law 5th ed

Concise Australian Commercial Law 5th ed

By Clive Turner, Roger Gamble, John Trone


$131.00 RRP

Date: 14/01/2019

Code: 9780455241418

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Concise Australian Commercial Law, now in its fifth edition, has two basic objectives: to provide students with a general understanding of the legal environment of business and to expose them to the language and perspectives of legal professionals, regulators and other commercial actors; and to provide a reference point for non-law students studying key commercial law topics – the law of contract, torts, consumer protection, agency, business organisations and business ethics – in a way that is clear, accessible and challenging for a non-law student. The authors have selected cases that should be of interest to non-law students and every effort has been made to ensure that the case extracts contain sufficient information to enable students to discuss and debate the decisions that a court has reached and appreciate how the principles could be applied in a commercial environment. Similarly the relevant legislation is discussed in a way that is designed to promote understanding of the law and the policy considerations behind the legislation.

The fifth edition been updated to incorporate the many legislative changes and case law developments since the last edition. These updates include:

  • a revised introduction (including a guide on how to approach the study of commercial law);
  • a number of new contract law cases and an expanded section on online contracting;
  • amendments to the Australian Consumer Law as well as a number of interesting new cases concerning consumer protection;
  • case law developments in relation to the standard of care and causation in negligence;
  • the recent ‘safe harbour’ amendments to the Corporations Act and a number of new cases dealing with directors’ duties: and
  • revisions to the chapter on Business Ethics to include references to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Banking Royal Commission).

To ensure the text is a more complete teaching and learning package, there is a revised set of activities at the end of each chapter that have been written with the non-law student in mind and can readily be used in a student-centred group work environment.


An extensive bank of resources are avaialble to lecturers who prescribe this text to assist in teaching, assessment, and stimulating student learning. Resources include:

  • Mentor - online learning tool. Multiple choice questions available for assessment purposes and/or self-directed student learning.
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Short answer/tutorial questions
  • Problem questions
  • Brief student Study Guide
  • Answers to sample multple-choice exam in Introduction to Studying Law Units

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Law and the Australian Legal System


Chapter 2: Introduction to the Law of Contract

Chapter 3: Offer and Acceptance

Chapter 4: Intention to Create Legal Relations

Chapter 5: Consideration, Promissory Estoppel and Formalities

Chapter 6: Contractual Capacity

Chapter 7: Genuine Consent

Chapter 8: Legality of Object

Chapter 9: Contents and Interpretation of the Contract

Chapter 10: Operation of the Contract

Chapter 11: Termination and Breach of a Contract

Chapter 12: Remedies


Chapter 13: Consumer Protection


Chapter 14: Law of Torts


Chapter 15: Law of Agency

Chapter 16: Law of Partnerships

Chapter 17: Corporations Law


Chapter 18: Business Ethics

Appendix – Legislation extracts

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