Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson, Arlen Duke
Publication Date :
15 Dec 2015
Principles of Contract Law, 5th Edition remains Australiaâ€™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.