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Contract and the Australian Consumer Law - A Guide

Contract and the Australian Consumer Law - A Guide

J W Carter, 2011

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Book 9780409330977 $52.00
eBook 9780409330984 $52.00

This guide by the leading expert in Contract Law explains how the recently enacted Australian Consumer Law impacts on contract law.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Emphasis is given to the consumer guarantees regime and the unfair contract terms regime. The principal provisions and changes in relation to the contractual aspects of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) are identified and summarised. The book also provides an explanation of how the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and state and territory fair trading legislation interact with the Australian Consumer Law.

 

Features

·  Each chapter begins with a 'nutshell' summary
·  'Key dates' and 'key points' flags are used to summarise significant dates and points which emerge in the chapter
·  Each chapter ends with a paragraph that summarises the 'salient points'
·  The Table of Abbreviations is important to an understanding of the use of the following concepts in this book: 'Consumer', 'Consumer Contract' and 'Express Warranty'

Author

J W Carter is Professor, Emeritus at the University of Sydney and a Consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Table of Contents


 1. Introduction (includes The Derivation of the Australian Consumer Law)
2. Consumer Guarantees Regime
3. Exclusion Clauses
4. Liability of Manufacturers
5. Misleading or Deceptive Conduct and Other Prohibited Conduct
6. Unconscionable Conduct Regime
7. Unfair Contract Terms Regime

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