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Alphabetical (Contract)

A (contract)

External link A v Hayden (1984) 156 CLR 532
Illegality - contracts prejudicial to administration of justice

AGC (Advances) Ltd v McWhirter (1977) 1 BLR 9454 (Supreme Court of NSW)
Agreement - auction (offer v invitation to deal)

Administration of PNG v Leahy (1961) 105 CLR 6
Intention to create legal relations - government

Air Great Lakes Pty Ltd v KS Easter (Holdings) Pty Ltd [1989] 2 NSWLR 309
Intention to create legal relations - objective test

External link Alati v Kruger (1955) 94 CLR 216 (High Court)
Rescission - restitution

External link Alcatel Australia Ltd v Scarcella (1998) 44 NSWLR 349
Implied term of good faith (in NSW a duty of good faith may be implied in a contract)

External link Amoco Australia Pty Ltd v Rocca Bros Motor Engineering Co Pty Ltd (1973) 133 CLR 288 (High Court)
Illegality - restraint of trade

Andrews v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2012] HCA 30
Remedies - Penalty clauses

Andrews v Parker (1973) Qd R 93
Illegality - prejudicial to status of marriage

ANZ v Frost Holdings Pty Ltd [1989] VR 695
Agreement - uncertainty

External link Associated Newspapers Ltd v Bancks (1951) 83 CLR 322; [1951] HCA 24 (High Court)
Terms (condition) - Breach going to root of contract

Astley v Austrust Limited (2000) 197 CLR 1; [1999] HCA 6 (4 March 1999) (High Court)
Implied terms

Australian Woollen Mills Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth (1954) 92 CLR 424 (High Court)
Formation - agreement, consideration, intention

B (contract)

C (contract)

Carlill advertisementUK flag Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co [1893] 1 QB 256
Offer - acceptance - consideration

UK flag Central London v High Trees [1947] KB 130
Promissory Estoppel

UK flag Chappell & Co Ltd v Neslte Co Ltd [1960] AC 87
Consideration - anythign stipulated (peppercorn case)

UK flag Clarke v Dunraven [1897] AC 59
Agreement with no identifiable offer or acceptance

Coal Cliffs Collieries Pty Ltd v Sijehama Pty Ltd (1991) NSWLR 1
Certainty - agreements to negotiate

Codelfa Construction Pty Ltd v State Rail Authority of NSW (1982) 149 CLR 337 (High Court)
Implied terms - frustration

Cohen v Cohen (1929) 42 CLR 91 (High Court)
Intention - husband/wife

Commercial Bank of Australia v Amadio (1983) 151 CLR 447 (High Court)
Unconsionable conduct

Commonwealth v Amann Pty Ltd (1991) 174 CLR 9 (High Court)
Remoteness of damage

Con-Stan Industries of Australia Pty Ltd v Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Australia) Ltd [1986] HCA 14; (1986) 160 CLR 226 (High Court)
Implied term - custom - business efficacy - insurance

Concrete Constructions v Nelson (1990) 169 CLR 594 (High Court)
Misleading or deceptive conduct - in trade or commerce

Coulls v Bagot's Executor & Trustee Co Ltd (1967) 119 CLR 460 (High Court)
Consideration with joint promisees

Council of the Upper Hunter County District v Australian Chilling & Freezing Co Ltd (1968) 118 CLR 429 (High Court)
Certainty

Crescendo Management Pty Ltd v Westpac Banking Corp (1988) 19 NSWLR 40
Duress (economic)

Crown v Clarke (1927) 40 CLR 227 (High Court)
Acceptance in response to offer

UK flag Curtis v Chemical Cleaning and Dyeing Co [1951] 1 KB 805
Relevance of signature - where given after misrepresentation

UK flag External link Cutter v Powell [1795] EWHC KB J13 (9 June 1795) King's Bench
Performance - contract not divisible - entire contracts

D (contract)

E (contract)

Effem Foods Pty Limited v Lake Cumbeline Pty Limited [1999] HCA 15 (14 April 1999)
Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Ellul and Ellul v Oakes (1972) 3 SASR 377
Pre-contractual statements - incorporation of terms

Empirnall Holdings Pty Ltd v Machon Paull Partners Pty Ltd (1988) 14 NSWLR 523
Acceptance - silence

UK flag Entores Ltd v Miles Far East Corporation [1955] 2 ALL ER 493
Postal rule - application to instantaneous forms of communication (telex)

External link Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Haxton (2012) 246 CLR 498; [2012] HCA 7 (High Court)
Illegality - independent cause of action

Ermogenous v Greek Orthodox Community of SA Inc [2002] 209 CLR 95
Intention to create legal relations - use of presumptions

UK flag Errington v Errington [1952] 1 KB 290
Unilateral contract

F (contract)

UK flag Fauzi Elias v George Sahely & Co (Barbados) Ltd [1983] 1 AC 646
Formalities - use of two documents to comply with formaliteis

UK flag Felthouse v Bindley (1862) 142 ER 1037
Acceptance by silence

Fitzgerald v F J Leonhardt Pty Ltd [1997] 189 CLR 215 (13 May 1997) (High Court)
Illegality

External link Fitzgerald v Masters (1956) 95 CLR 420 (High Court)
Breach - Abandonment

UK flag Foakes v Beer (1884) 9 App Cas 605
Consideration - Part payment of a debt

Fong v Cilli (1968) 11 FLR 495 (Supreme Court of the NT)
Lapse of offer - death of offeror (the Court accepting the proposition that 'an offer cannot be accepted after the death of the offeror by an offeree having notice of such death') (full case not freely available online at this time)

Foran v Wight [1989] HCA 51; (1989) 168 CLR 385 (High Court)
Breach of contract - time of the essence - estoppel

G (contract)

H (contract)

UK flag Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Ex 341
Damages - Remoteness

External link Hall v Busst (1960) 104 CLR 206 (High Court)
Certainty

USA flag mini Hamer v Sidway (1881) 124 NY 538
Consideration - giving up freedom

USA flag mini Harrington v Taylor 36 SE 2d 227 (1945)
Past consideration

UK flag Hart v O'Connor [1985] 1 AC 1000
Capacity

Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd v Helicopter Charter Pty Ltd (1991) 22 NSWLR 298
Duress

External link HCK China Investments Ltd v Solar Honest Ltd [1999] FCA 1156 (23 August 1999)
Illegality

External link Henjo Investments v Collins Marrickville; [1988] FCA 40; (1988) 39 FCR 546; (1988) 79 ALR 83
Misleading conduct/misrepresentation (silence)

Howe v Teefy (1927) 27 SR(NSW) 301
Damages - loss of chance

UK flag Hyde v Wrench (1840) Beav 334
Agreement - counter-offer

External link Hughes Aircraft Systems International v Airservices Australia [1997] FCA 558;(1997) 146 ALR 1
Good faith - implied term

I (contract)

J (contract)

JC Williamson Ltd v Lukey & Mulholland (1931) 45 CLR 282
Formalities - doctrine of part performance - doctrine of specific performance

Johnson v Buttress (1936) 56 CLR 113
Undue influence - presumed undue influence

UK flag Jones v Padavatton [1969] 2 All ER 616
Intention to create legal relations

K (contract)

Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd [2013] HCA 25 (5 June 2013) (High Court)
Unconsionable conduct (pre-decesser to s 20 Australian Consumer Law)

UK flag Henry Kendall & Sons v William Lillico & Sons Ltd [1969] 2 AC 31
Incorporation of terms through prior dealing

External link Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council v Sanpine Pty Limited (2007) 233 CLR 115 (High Court)
Contract - repudiation - serious breach

L (contract)

M (contract)

N (contract)

O (contract)

P (contract)

R (contract)

S (contract)

T (contract)

U (contract)

W (contract)

Y

 

Alphabetical (Australian Consumer Law (and TPA))

A (consumer law)

ACCC v LG Electronics Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 96 (27 June 2018)
Misleading or deceptive conduct (relating to existence, exclusion or effect of consumer guarantee)

B (consumer law)

Bridgewater v Leahy (1998) 194 CLR 437 (High Court)
Unconscionable conduct - uncle/nephew - relevance of independent advice
[claim in equity but relevant to statutory unconscionable conduct claims]

C (consumer law)

Commercial Bank of Australia v Amadio (1983) 151 CLR 447 (High Court)
Unconsionable conduct
[claim in equity but relevant to statutory unconscionable conduct claims]

Concrete Constructions v Nelson (1990) 169 CLR 594 (High Court)
Misleading or deceptive conduct - in trade or commerce

D (consumer law)

E (consumer law)

F (consumer law)

Forthcoming

G (consumer law)

H (consumer law)

I (consumer law)

Forthcoming

J (consumer law)

Forthcoming

K (consumer law)

Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd [2013] HCA 25 (5 June 2013) (High Court)
Unconsionable conduct (pre-decesser to s 20 Australian Consumer Law)

L (consumer law)

Louth v Diprose (1992) 175 CLR 621 (High Court)
Unconscionable conduct (equity)
[not considered under statute but relevant to statutory unconscionable conduct]

M (consumer law)

N (consumer law)

National Australia Bank Ltd v Garcia (1996) 39 NSWLR 577; [1996] NSWSC 253
Unconscionable conduct (equity) - Undue Influence
[This did not involve statutory unconscionable conduct but principles are relevant to statutory unconscionable conduct]

O (consumer law)

Forthcoming

P (consumer law)

Forthcoming

R (consumer law)

Forthcoming

S (consumer law)

Forthcoming

T (consumer law)

Forthcoming

U (consumer law)

Unique International College Pty Ltd v ACCC [2018] FCAFC 155 (19 September 2018)
Unconscionable conduct

W (consumer law)

Forthcoming

Y (consumer law)

Forthcoming