Principles of Contract Law 5th edition eBook

Principles of Contract Law 5th edition eBook

By Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson, Arlen Duke

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Date: 08/12/2015

Code: 9780455236018

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Principles of Contract Law, 5th Edition remains Australia’s premier text for students of contract law. The new edition has been significantly revised in light of recent developments, including the following.

  • clarification and confirmation of the new approach to presumptions in relation to the intention to create legal relations requirement: Ashton v Pratt; and Evans v Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs;
  • growing divisions about the nature and scope of application of promissory estoppel: DHJPM Pty Ltd v Blackthorn Resources Ltd;
  • developments in the law of restitution, including the role of unjust enrichment as well as the change of position and illegality defences to restitutionary claims: Australian Financial Services and Leasing Pty Ltd v Hills Industries;
  • recent High Court approaches to construction and implication of terms: Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd;
  • developments in principles applying to termination for non-fulfilment of a contingent condition: Principal Properties Pty Ltd v Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club Ltd;
  • discussion of the scope of the penalty doctrine: Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd;
  • discussion of recent case law applying the prohibition against misleading or deceptive conduct, including: Madden v Seafolly Pty Ltd and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v TPG Internet Pty Ltd;
  • important new case law on both unconscionable dealing in equity and under statute: Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd; and
  • discussion of recent illegality cases: McHugh v Australian Jockey Club Ltd.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: The Nature Of Contract

Chapter 2: The Place Of Contract Within Private Law

Part II Formation

Chapter 3: Agreement

Chapter 4: Consideration

Chapter 5: Intention

Chapter 6: Certainty

Chapter 7: Formalities

Chapter 8: Capacity

Part III Detrimental Reliance And Unjust Enrichment

Chapter 9: Estoppel

Chapter 10: Restitution

Part IV Parties

Chapter 11: Privity

Part V Express Terms

Chapter 12: Identifying The Express Terms (including extrinsic evidence)

Chapter 13: Construing The Terms (including extrinsic evidence)

Part VI Gap Filling

Chapter 14: Implied Terms (including the duty of good faith)

Chapter 15: Frustration

Part VII Consumer Contracts under the Australian Consumer Law

Chapter 16: Consumer Guarantees

Chapter 17: Unfair Contract Terms

Part VIII Performance And Breach

Chapter 18: Performance And Breach

Part IX Termination

Chapter 19: Termination By Agreement

Chapter 20: Failure Of A Contingent Condition

Chapter 21: Termination For Breach

Chapter 22: Termination For Repudiation

Chapter 23: Termination For Delay

Chapter 24: Consequences Of Affirmation Or Termination

Chapter 25: Restrictions

Part X Remedies For Breach

Chapter 26: The Measure Of Damages

Chapter 27: Limitations On The Award Of Damages

Chapter 28: Liquidated Damages And Penalties

Chapter 29: Actions For Debt

Chapter 30: Specific Performance And Injunctions

Part XI Vitiating Factors

A Misinformation

Chapter 31: Mistake

Chapter 32: Misrepresentation

Chapter 33: Misleading And Deceptive Conduct

B Abuse Of Power

Chapter 34: Duress

Chapter 35: Undue Influence

Chapter 36: Unconscionable Dealing

Chapter 37: Impropriety By Third Parties

Chapter 38: Unconscionable Conduct under Statute

C Remedies

Chapter 39: Rescission

D Illegality

Chapter 40 Contracts Prohibited By Statute

Chapter 41 Contracts Prohibited At Common Law

Chapter 42 The Consequences Of Illegality


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