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An Introduction to the Law of Contract

Course Codes : LAW10159, BUIL5035, LAWS2120

An Introduction to the Law of Contract

ISBN 9780455239897
Edition 9th edition
Publication Date
Publisher Thomson Reuters
An Introduction to the Law of Contract remains a highly successful, easy to read, easy to understand textbook for students encountering the law of contract for the first time. This edition brings its coverage completely up-to-date and includes references to all of the major caselaw and legislative changes that have occurred since 2014. The major new cases covered include: The High Court's decisions in Paciocco v ANZ Banking Group (penalties and unconscionability), Mount Bruce Mining Pty Limited v Wright Prospecting Pty Limited (construction of contracts), Crown Melbourne Ltd v Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd (promissory estoppel and collateral contracts), Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation (rectification and `continuing common intention') and Gynch v Polish Club Ltd (illegality); Mainteck Services Pty Ltd v Stein Heurtey SA, Essential Beauty Franchising (WA) Pty Ltd v Pilton Holdings Pty Ltd and Technomin Australia Pty Ltd v Xstrata Nickel Australasia Operations Pty Ltd (ambiguity); Baldwin v Icon Energy Ltd and Mushroom Composters Pty Ltd v IS & DE Robertson Pty Ltd (good faith); Vantage Systems Pty Ltd v Priolo Corporation Pty Ltd, Ailakis v Olivero (No 2), Arfaras v Vosnakis and Smilevska v Smilevska (No 2) (intention to be bound) Hawcroft v Hawcroft General Trading Co Pty Ltd, HWG Holdings Pty Ltd v Fairlie Court Pty Ltd and Menegazzo v PricewaterhouseCoopers (mistake); and Arab Bank Australia Ltd v Sayde Developments Pty Ltd and Stoyanova v Equity-One Mortgage Fund Ltd (penalties) The legislative changes referred to include, in particular, the amendments to the Australian Consumer Law's unfair contract terms provisions, which were extended to include `small business contracts' as well as the `consumer contracts' to which they had previously applied. An Introduction to the Law of Contract, 9th Edition continues to be a valuable resource for all students undertaking contract law at undergraduate level and is, especially, essential reading for accounting, business and commerce students.

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