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Leading Cases in Contract Law
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Leading Cases in Contract Law

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Published August 2017
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This book provides a summary of the 100 most cited cases in the law of contract and related subjects. Each case note contains an outline of the facts, the issues and the decision, an extract of the most frequently cited portions of the judgment, and commentary outlining the principles for which the case stands and incorporating later decisions on the topic. Each case is then distilled into a one-sentence statement of the proposition for which it can be cited as authority. The book covers not only cases that deal directly with contract law, but also cases that relate to topics having a close connection with contract, such as estoppel, unjust enrichment, relief against forfeiture and equitable vitiating factors. This approach provides the reader with a broad overview of the issues that are relevant to the practice, or study, of contract law. This book will be useful to law students, who can expect to read many of these cases during university, as well as to legal practitioners, providing a first point of reference for cases that, by definition, will be frequently encountered in practice. From the Launch, address by The Hon Acting Justice Arthur Emmett AO QC, 18 August 2017... "The genius of the work is the extraction of a single proposition for each of the 100 cases dealt with. CONTENTS The 100 Most Frequently Cited Cases About the Authors Introduction Table of Cases Table of Statutes Selection of cases: 25: McDonald v Dennys Lascelles Ltd (1933) 48 CLR 457 26. Blomley v Ryan (1956) 99 CLR 362 27. Upper Hunter County District Council v Australian Chilling and Freezing Co Ltd (1968) 118 CLR 429 28. Brambles Holdings Ltd v Bathurst City Council (2001) 53 NSWLR 153 29. McCann v Switzerland Insurance Australia Ltd (2000) 203 CLR 579 30. Alexander v Cambridge Credit Corporation Ltd (1987) 9 NSWLR 310 31. Taylor v Johnson (1983) 151 CLR 422 32. Grundt v Great Boulder Proprietary Gold Mines Ltd (1937) 59 CLR 641 33. Garcia v National Australia Bank Ltd (1998) 194 CLR 395 34. Perri v Coolangatta Investments Pty Ltd (1982) 149 CLR 537 35. Progressive Mailing House Pty Ltd v Tabali Pty Ltd (1985) 157 CLR 17 36. Branir Pty Ltd v Owston Nominees (No 2) Pty Ltd (2001) 117 FCR 424 37. Hungerfords v Walker (1989) 171 CLR 125 38. Fitzgerald v Masters (1956) 95 CLR 420 39. Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Pty Ltd (2014) 251 CLR 640 40. Con-Stan Industries of Australia Pty Ltd v Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Australia) Ltd (1986) 160 CLR 226 41. Baltic Shipping Company v Dillon (1993) 176 CLR 344 42. Australian Broadcasting Corporation v XIVth Commonwealth Games Ltd (1988) 18 NSWLR 540 43. Maggbury Pty Ltd v Hafele Australia Pty Ltd (2001) 210 CLR 181 44. Renard Constructions (ME) Pty Ltd v Minister for Public Works (1992) 26 NSWLR 234 45. Yerkey v Jones (1939) 63 CLR 649 46. Shevill v Builders Licensing Board (1982) 149 CLR 620 47. Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust v South Sydney City Council (2002) 240 CLR 45 48. Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society [1998] 1 WLR 896 49. Stern v McArthur (1988) 165 CLR 489 50. Yango Pastoral Company Pty Ltd v First Chicago Australia Ltd (1978) 139 CLR 410 Appendix 1: Alphabetical List of Cases and Propositions Appendix 2: List of Cases by Category Appendix 3: List of 'Fast Riser' Cases Index
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