Principles of Contract Law 6th edition

Principles of Contract Law 6th edition

By Andrew Robertson, Jeannie Paterson


$180.00 RRP

Date: 27/02/2020

Code: 9780455243085

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Principles of Contract Law, 6th edition, remains Australia’s premier text for students of contract law. The new edition has been substantially revised and updated, including the following:

  • the discussion of part performance has been rewritten in light of Pipikos v Trayans [2018] HCA 39;
  • the estoppel chapter has been substantially rewritten to provide readers with a clear understanding of the range of different views as to the current state of promissory estoppel in Australian law;
  • the restitution chapter has been extensively revised, particularly in light of Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32;
  • the construction chapter has been substantially expanded to provide more detailed coverage of the courts’ general approach to construction, the evidence that may be taken into account (including more detailed discussion of particular categories of extrinsic evidence), the role of contractual purposes and absurdity;
  • in the implied terms chapter, implication for business efficacy and terms implied in law are discussed in greater detail;
  • in the restrictions on termination chapter, the sections on the readiness and willingness requirement and relief against forfeiture have been expanded and made clearer;
  • the penalties chapter has been revised to accommodate the developments in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2016] HCA 28; (2016) 258 CLR 525;
  • the mistake chapter has been substantially rewritten and made clearer throughout;
  • the duress chapter has been revised to capture the key distinction between unlawful and lawful act duress;
  • the undue influence chapter has been updated in the light of Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49; (2017) 263 CLR 85; and
  • the chapter on statutory unconscionable conduct has been revised to take account of ASIC v Kobelt [2019] HCA 18.


Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: The Nature Of Contract

Chapter 2: The Place Of Contract Within Private Law

Part II Formation

Chapter 3: Agreement

Chapter 4: Consideration

Chapter 5: Intention

Chapter 6: Certainty

Chapter 7: Formalities

Chapter 8: Capacity

Part III Detrimental Reliance And Unjust Enrichment

Chapter 9: Estoppel

Chapter 10: Restitution

Part IV Parties

Chapter 11: Privity

Part V Express Terms

Chapter 12: Identifying The Express Terms (including extrinsic evidence)

Chapter 13: Construing The Terms (including extrinsic evidence)

Part VI Gap Filling

Chapter 14: Implied Terms (including the duty of good faith)

Chapter 15: Frustration

Part VII Consumer Contracts under the Australian Consumer Law

Chapter 16: Consumer Guarantees

Chapter 17: Unfair Contract Terms

Part VIII Performance And Breach

Chapter 18: Performance And Breach

Part IX Termination

Chapter 19: Termination By Agreement

Chapter 20: Failure Of A Contingent Condition

Chapter 21: Termination For Breach

Chapter 22: Termination For Repudiation

Chapter 23: Termination For Delay

Chapter 24: Consequences Of Affirmation Or Termination

Chapter 25: Restrictions

Part X Remedies For Breach

Chapter 26: The Measure Of Damages

Chapter 27: Limitations On The Award Of Damages

Chapter 28: Liquidated Damages And Penalties

Chapter 29: Actions For Debt

Chapter 30: Specific Performance And Injunctions

Part XI Vitiating Factors

A Misinformation

Chapter 31: Mistake

Chapter 32: Misrepresentation

Chapter 33: Misleading And Deceptive Conduct

B Abuse Of Power

Chapter 34: Duress

Chapter 35: Undue Influence

Chapter 36: Unconscionable Dealing

Chapter 37: Impropriety By Third Parties

Chapter 38: Unconscionable Conduct under Statute

C Remedies

Chapter 39: Rescission

D Illegality

Chapter 40 Contracts Prohibited By Statute

Chapter 41 Contracts Prohibited At Common Law

Chapter 42 The Consequences Of Illegality


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