Principles of Australian Contract Law, 5th edition

A clear and accessible introduction to contract law in Australia

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351637
Release Date: October 30, 2020
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Principles of Australian Contract Law is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and apply relevant contractual principles to the resolution of issues in this area of study. Written in an accessible style, it introduces and discusses key concepts with a focus on pertinent case law and legislation. The explanatory approach will help students to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for successful legal practice. The book has a logical structure that makes it easy to navigate between topics. Concepts covered include:

• History and theory
• Formation of a contract
• Terms of a contract
• Vitiating factors
• Discharge
• Illegality
• Remedies based on contract
• Other bases of relief, including equitable and statutory
• Third party rights

The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to include recent developments and is suitable for standalone use or with the companion casebook, Gooley, Radan & Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials.

Features

• Explanatory approach and accessible style assist student understanding
• Logical structure makes the book easy to navigate between topics
• Designed to support single semester courses

Related Titles

Gooley, Radan & Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials, 5th ed, 2021
Butler, LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Contract Law, 6th ed, 2018
Mellick & Newlyn, LexisNexis Study Guide: Contract Law, 2nd ed, 2019

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Table of contents


  • Ch 1. Introduction

  • PART 1 HISTORY AND THEORY

  • Ch 2. History of Contract Law

  • Ch 3. Contract Theory

  • PART 2 FORMATION OF A CONTRACT

  • Ch 4. The Fact of Agreement

  • Ch 5. The Requirements of Certainty and Completeness

  • Ch 6. Consideration

  • Ch 7. Intention to Create Legal Relations

  • Ch 8. The Requirement of Writing

  • Ch 9. Capacity

  • PART 3 TERMS OF A CONTRACT

  • Ch 10. Express Terms

  • Ch 11. Implied Terms

  • Ch 12. Construction of Contractual Terms

  • Ch 13. Construction of Exclusion Clauses

  • PART 4 VITIATING FACTORS

  • Ch 14. Misrepresentation

  • Ch 15. Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

  • Ch 16. Mistake

  • Ch 17. Duress

  • Ch 18. Undue Influence

  • Ch 19. Unconscionable Transactions

  • Ch 20. Contracts Review Act

  • Ch 21. Unfair Contracts

  • PART 5 DISCHARGE

  • Ch 22. Discharge by Performance

  • Ch 23. Discharge by Agreement

  • Ch 24. Discharge by Breach

  • Ch 25. Discharge by Frustration

  • PART 6 ILLEGALITY

  • Ch 26. Statutory Illegality

  • Ch 27. Common Law Illegality

  • Ch 28. Effect of Illegality

  • PART 7 REMEDIES BASED ON CONTRACT

  • Ch 29. Damages for Breach of Contract

  • Ch 30. Actions for a Fixed Sum and Debt

  • Ch 31. Specific Performance

  • Ch 32. Injunctions

  • Ch 33. Equitable Damages

  • Ch 34. Rectification

  • Ch 35. Rescission

  • PART 8 OTHER BASES OF RELIEF

  • Ch 36. Equitable Estoppel

  • Ch 37. Liability in the Law of Torts

  • Ch 38. Restitution

  • PART 9 THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

  • Ch 39. Privity of Contract

  • Ch 40. Assignment of Contractual Rights and Liabilities