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The Restraint of Trade Doctrine, 4th edition (eBook)

The Restraint of Trade Doctrine, 4th edition (eBook)

Heydon, J D, 2018

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An in-depth analysis of the history and current scope of the restraint of trade doctrine at common law


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This authoritative fourth edition of The Restraint of Trade Doctrine analyses the history and scope of the doctrine at common law. The work discusses not only the detailed rules associated with the doctrine but also the fundamental principles and functions which underlie their operation.

It is the essential reference tool for those involved in the day to day application of the law.


Book Review - Law Institute Journal | August 2018



• Written by esteemed author The Honourable JD Heydon
• Detailed and scholarly coverage of the restraint of trade doctrine
• Includes an historical perspective


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Heydon & Leeming, Jacobs’ Law of Trusts in Australia, 8th Ed, 2016


The Honourable JD Heydon AC QC is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia. He was appointed to the court in February 2003, after having been a Judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal since 2000. He graduated in Arts from the University of Sydney, and, as the Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1964, graduated as Master of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law (Vinerian Scholar) from Oxford University. He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1973 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1987. At the age of 34 he was elected Dean of the University of Sydney Law School for 1978-79. He practised at the Bar from 1979 until his appointment to the Court of Appeal. He has published a number of legal texts, including his first book The Restraint of Trade Doctrine in 1971. He was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2004. He was the Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in 2014-2015.

Table of Contents

1. An Historical Introduction
2. Preliminary Matters
3. Restraints’ and the Frontiers of the Restraint of Trade Doctrine
4. Restraints on Employees: General Matters
5. Restraints on Employees: Interests Capable of Protection
6. Employees’ Covenants: Rules of Construction
7. Employees’ Covenants: Reasonableness
8. Goodwill
9. Non-Ancillary Vertical Restraints
10. Non-Ancillary Horizontal Restraints
11. Miscellaneous

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