Principles of Australian Contract Law, 4th edition

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 of Contract Law in Australia 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.

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

Related Titles

Radan, Gooley & Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials, 4th ed, 2018
Butler, LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Contract Law, 5th ed, 2015
Mellick & Newlyn, LexisNexis Study Guide: Contract Law, 2015

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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. Misprepresentation


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 Brea

Ch


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 Brea

Ch 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