An Introduction to the Law of Contract

Graw, Stephen (2015) An Introduction to the Law of Contract. Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

The eighth edition of An Introduction to the Law of Contract incorporates references to the major court decisions that have been handed down since the last edition. These include the High Court’s decisions in:

Andrews v ANZ Group Ltd – and the associated decisions of the Federal Court in Paciocco v ANZ Group Ltd and the Victorian Court of Appeal in Cedar Meats (Aust) Pty Ltd v Five Star Lamb Pty Ltd (penalties); Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Haxton (restitution and illegal contracts); Kalkavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd (special disability); Clark v Macourt (the timing of damages); Electricity Generation Corp v Woodside Energy Ltd (the meaning of terms in commercial contracts); and ALH Group Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue of the State of New South Wales (novation)

Also discussed are a number of important State and Territory court decisions in the areas of frustration, restraint of trade, severing, penalty clauses, restitution and change of position, illegality, exemption clauses, implied terms, economic duress, undue influence, taxation and damages, injunctions, mistake, the postal rule and obligations to act in good faith.

Significant statutory changes made since the last edition considered in this edition include:

replacement of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 (Cth) by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Cth) – converting the Federal Magistrates Court to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia; changes to the unconscionability provisions in the Australian Consumer Law; new Commercial Arbitration Acts in each of the jurisdictions; and replacement of the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) with the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic).

Item ID: 37402
Item Type: Book (Later Edition)
ISBN: 978-0-455-233642
Keywords: contract law
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 03:02
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