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Contract Law : 4th Edition - Leanne Wiseman

Paperback Published: 7th December 2011
ISBN: 9780409329186

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The fourth edition of Focus: Contract Law is designed to assist students to develop a greater understanding of contract law by identifying and explaining the key areas of study. Using a straightforward, structured approach and written in plain English, the authors help demystify even the most complex of legal concepts. The Focus series has a particular emphasis on problem-solving, providing the reader with numerous opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and to practise answering legal problem questions.


  • Extensive pedagogy enhances the learning experience by guiding students through core concepts and building their problem solving skills
  • Clear explanation of core concepts ensures that students understand the fundamental principles before moving on to more advanced understanding
  • Each chapter builds upon prior learning and reinforcement of key principles, providing a constructivist learning approach
  • Problem solving checklists help students focus their attention on key areas to address when applying their knowledge to a problem
  • Worked problems with answer plans step students through problem based learning and develop their skills for exams
About the Authors

Dr. Leanne Wiseman has a PhD from the University of Queensland, and teaches at Griffith University. Michelle Backstrom is Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Pip Trowse has a Masters of Laws in Health Law, and teaches at the Queensland University of Technology.

1. Introduction
2. Agreements
3. Consideration
4. Intention to create legal relations
5. Formalities
6. Identification of the terms
7. Construction of the terms
8. Capacity to contract
9. Privity
10. Misrepresentation
11. Mistake
12. Duress
13. Undue influence
14. Unconscionability
15. Illegality
16. The effects of illegality
17. Performance and breach
18. Termination for breach and repudiation
19. Frustration
20. Damages
21. Recovery of liquidated sums
22. Restitution
23. Specific performance and injunction

ISBN: 9780409329186
ISBN-10: 0409329185
Series: Focus Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 7th December 2011
Publisher: Butterworths
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 4

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