Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials, 5th edition

A well-designed introduction to the sources of contract law in Australia

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In Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials, the authors draw together the key decisions and relevant legislation that illustrate the development of legal principles underpinning Australian contract law. Cases are carefully selected, edited, and cross-referenced to the companion textbook, Principles of Australian Contract Law, to promote a deep understanding of the subject. Each case extract includes a summary of the most important elements — court, facts, issue, and decision — and helpful comments to assist readers to understand why that case is important and the principle to be drawn from the decision. Relevant secondary sources are also included to expand critical thinking on many topics.

The fifth edition of this text has been fully revised to ensure alignment with current teaching. New case extracts include:

Meehan v Jones (1982) 149 CLR 571
Pipikos v Trayans (2018) 265 CLR 522
Thorne v Kennedy (2017) 263 CLR 85
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Kobelt (2019) 368 ALR 1
One Step (Support) Ltd v Morris-Garner [2019] AC 649
Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation (2016) 260 CLR 85
Times Travel (UK) Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation [2019] 3 WLR 445
MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2019] AC 119
Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd (2019) 373 ALR 1

Together with its companion textbook, Gooley, Radan and Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law, this text makes an ideal resource for students, practitioners, and anyone wishing to understand this complex area of law.

Features

• Cases are carefully selected and edited for relevance
• Cases are preceded by an introduction to the key concept, putting the principles into context
• Chapter order identical to the companion textbook Principles of Australian Contract Law for easy cross-reference

Related Titles

• Gooley, Radan & Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law, 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 1980 (NSW)

  • 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