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Principles of Contract Law : 4th Edition - Jeannie Paterson

Principles of Contract Law

4th Edition

Paperback

Published: 20th December 2011
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Principles of Contract Law, 4th Edition remains Australia’s premier text for students of contract law. The new edition has been significantly revised in light of recent developments.

The book has been thoroughly updated in light of the Australian Consumer Law, and includes discussion of the new regimes regulating unfair contract terms, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable dealing and consumer guarantees. Recent amendments to the Electronic Transactions Acts are discussed in the Agreement chapter (Ch 3).

New developments in case law are discussed throughout the book, including:

  • consideration and the intention to be bound: Atco Controls Pty Ltd (in liq) v Newtronics Pty Ltd (recs & mgrs apptd) (in liq) [2009] VSCA 238; (2009) 25 VR 411;
  • certainty and agreements to negotiate in good faith: United Group Rail Services Limited v Rail Corporation New South Wales [2009] NSWCA 177; (2009) 74 NSWLR 618;
  • promissory estoppel and the parol evidence rule: Saleh v Romanous [2010] NSWCA 274;
  • damages for rectification: Tabcorp Holdings Ltd v Bowen Investments Pty Ltd [2009] HCA 8; (2009) 236 CLR 272;
  • the rule against penalties: Interstar Wholesale Finance Pty Ltd v Integral Home Loans Pty Ltd [2008] NSWCA 310;
  • restrictions on the right to terminate – readiness and willingness: Sharjade Pty Ltd v Commonwealth [2009] NSWCA 373;
  • restrictions on the right to terminate – estoppel: W & R Pty Ltd v Birdseye [2008] SASC 321; (2008) 102 SASR 477;
  • restrictions on the right to terminate – waiver: Agricultural and Rural Finance Pty Ltd v Gardiner [2008] HCA 57; (2008) 238 CLR 570;
  • statutory illegality: Master Education Services Pty Ltd v Ketchell [2008] HCA 38; (2008) 236 CLR 101 and Zurich Australia Insurance Ltd v Metals & Minerals Insurance Pty Ltd [2009] HCA 50; (2009) 240 CLR 391; and
  • restraint of trade: Miles v Genesys Wealth Advisors Ltd [2009] NSWCA 25 and BB Australia Pty Ltd v Karioi Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA 347.

ISBN: 9780455229454
ISBN-10: 0455229457
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 20th December 2011
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia, Limited
Edition Number: 4