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Overview

Below you will find a list of resources relating to consumer and contract law.

The list is dated and is in the process of being updated ...

 

Books

Contract casebooks and textbooks

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UP Casebooks and Texbooks

Contract Law: Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives
Clarke and Clarke (OUP, 3rd edn, 2016)

Contract Law Casebook
Butler, Christensen, Dixon, Willmott (OUP 3rd edn, 2018)

Contract Law
Willmott, Christensen, Butler and Dixon (OUP, 5th edition, 2018)

LexisNexis Casebooks and Textbooks

Carter's Guide to Australian Contract Law
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 3rd edn, 2015)

Contract Law in Australia
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 7th edn, 2018)

Cheshire & Fifoot Law of Contract
Seddon, Bigwood and Ellinghaus (LexisNexis, 11th Australian Edition, 2017)

LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Contract Law
Des Butler (LexisNexis, 6th edition, 2018)

LexisNexis Study Guide: Contract Law
J Mellick and D Newlyn (LexisNexis 2015)

Principles of Australian Contract Law
Radan, Gooley and Vickovich (LexisNexis, 4th edn, 2017)

Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials
Radan, Gooley and Vickovich (LexisNexis, 4th edn, 2017)

Understanding Contract Law a practical guide
M Giancaspro and C Langos (LexisNexis, 2016)

Thomson Reuters Casebooks and Textbooks

Contract: General Principles - The Laws of Australia
Jim Davis (ed) (ThomsonReuters, 2nd edn, 2012)

Contract Law: Text and Cases
Dilan Thampapillai, Claudio Bozzi and Alex Bruce (LexisNexis, 2nd edn, 2016)

Contract: Cases and Materials
Paterson, Robertson & Duke (ThomsonReuters, 13th edn, 2015)

Nutshell Contract Law
Geoff Lindsay (ThomsonReuters, 7th edn, 2014)

Principles of Contract Law
Duke, Paterson and Robertson (ThomsonReuters, 5th edn, 2015)

An Introduction to the Law of Contract
Stephen Graw (ThomsonReuters, 9th edn, 2017)

Pre-2012

Butterworths Casebook Companions - Contract Law
Clarke, Clarke and Courmadias (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2005)

Cases and Materials on Contract Law in Australia
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 6th edn, 2011)

Contract and the Australian Consumer Law - A Guide
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 2011)

Focus: Contract Law
Wiseman, Backstrom and Trowse (LexisNexis, 4th edn, 2011)

LexisNexis Case Summaries: Contracts
Smith (LexisNexis, 7th edn, 2011)

Understanding Contract Law
Khoury and Yamouni (LexisNexis, 8th edn, 2009)

Consumer law texts

Australian Consumer Law: Commentary and Materials
Stephen Corones and Philip H Clarke (ThomsonReuters, 6th edn, 2018)

The Australian Consumer Law
Stephen Corones (ThomsonReuters, 3rd edn, 2016)

Consumer Protection Law in Australia
Bruce (LexisNexis, 2nd edn, 2013)

Specialist subject-specific books and thesis

BookshelfAustralian Consumer Law (and related)

Unfair Contract Terms in Australia
Jeannie Paterson (ThomsonReuters 2011)

The Law of Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
C Lockhart (LexisNexis, 4th edn, 2014)

Unconscionable Conduct: The Laws of Australia
Paul Vout (ed) (Thomson Reuters, 3rd edn, 2017)

Contract related

Accounting for Profit for Breach of Contarct: Theory and Practice
Katy Barnett, Hart Publishing (2012)

Carter's Breach of Contract
J W Carter (2nd edn, 2018)

Carter's Breach of Contract
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 2011)

Commercial contract clauses
Ken Martin, Joshua Thomson, Leigh Warnick (Thomson Reuters, 2nd edn, 2015)

The Construction of Commercial Contracts
J W Carter (Hart Publishing 2013)

The Construction of Contracts: Interpretation, Implication and Rectification
Gerard McMeel (OUP, 2nd edn, 2011)

Damages under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
Bruno Zeller (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2009)

Electronic Contracts
S Blount (LexisNexis, 2nd edn, 2015)

Essays on Contract
Finn (ed), (Law Book Co, Sydney, 1987)

For your consideration: Old rules, practical benefit and a new approach to contractual variation
Mark A Giancaspro (PhD thesis, April 2014)

Gain-Based Damages: Contract, Tort, Equity and Intellectual Property 
James Edelman (Hart Publishing, 2002)

Good Faith in the Performance of Contracts
Peden (LexisNexis, 2003)

Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law
Beatson and Friedmann (eds) (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995)

Guest on the Law of Assignment
Ying Liew (Thomson Reuters, 2018)

The Interpretation of Contracts in Australia
Lord Justice Lewison, David Hughes (ThomsonReuters 2011)

Money Awards in Contract Law
David Winterson (Hart Publishing, 2015)

Remedies for Breach of Contract: A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance
Solène Rowan (Oxford University Press, 2012) (English law focus)

Quasi-contract, restitution, unjust enrichment

Mason & Carter's Restitution Law in Australia
K Mason, J Carter and GJ Tolhurst (LexisNexis, 3rd edn, 2016)

Restitution: The Laws of Australia
J Taliadoros and Sharon Erbacher (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Unjust Enrichment
Barker and Grantham (LexisNexis, 2nd edn, 2017)

Other books

Quick Reference Card: Contract Law I
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 2nd edn, 2015)

Quick Reference Card: Contract Law II
J W Carter (LexisNexis, 2011)

 

Book chapters

2018

Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law in Australia
Gail Pearson, 'Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law in Australia' in H W Micklitz HW and G Saumier (eds) Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law (Springer, 2018)

2017

Further Challenges for Australian Consumer Law
Gail Pearson, 'Further Challenges for Australian Consumer Law' in Claudia Lima Marques and Dan Wei (eds) Consumer Law and Socioeconomic Development (Springer, 2017)

 

Articles and speeches

Note, this does not purport to be comprehensive; it contains some select articles on contract law. Sorted by year and author.

Many more to follow ...

2018

Consumer guarantees and the doctrine of half-truth
Editorial, 'Consumer guarantees and the doctrine of half-truth' (2018) 26(2) Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 95

The Proposed Australian Consumer Data Right: A European Comparison
Sasmson Yoseph Esayas and Angela Daly, 'The Proposed Australian Consumer Data Right: A European Comparison' (2018) 3 European Competition and Regulatory Law Review 1-15 (pre-print version)

2017

Apple iOS Updates Cause ACCC Service Headache, Overseas Camera Purchase Not a Pretty PICTURE, and Flimsy eBay Sheds
Thomas Cadd, 'Apple iOS Updates Cause ACCC Service Headache, Overseas Camera Purchase Not a Pretty PICTURE, and Flimsy eBay Sheds' (2017) 25(3) Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 213

Proving Misleading or Deceptive Conduct: Challenges Posed by the Internet
Adrian Coorey, 'Proving Misleading or Deceptive Conduct: Challenges Posed by the Internet' (2017) 25(2) Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 97

The Law of Penalties and the Question of Breach
Anthony Gray, 'The Law of Penalties and the Question of Breach' (2017) 45 ABLR 8

Online shopping, misleading advertising and consumer protection
Kanchana Kariyawasam & Shaun Wigley, 'Online shopping, misleading advertising and consumer protection' (2017) 26(2) Information & Communications Technology Law 73-89

Assessment of Contractual Penalties: Dunlop Deflated
J W Carter, 'Assessment of Contractual Penalties: Dunlop Deflated' (2017) 34 JCL 4

When Not All Sellers Are Traders: Re-Evaluating the Scope of Consumer Protection Legislation in the Modern Marketplace
Kate Tokeley, 'When Not All Sellers Are Traders: Re-Evaluating the Scope of Consumer Protection Legislation in the Modern Marketplace' [2017] SydLawRw 3; (2017) 39(1) Sydney Law Review 59

2016

Businesses beware. When does the Australian Consumer Law apply?
James North and Richard Flitcroft, 'Businesses beware. When does the Australian Consumer Law apply?' (June 2016) 86(5) Governance Directions 306-309

What's in a Name? Software, Digital Products and the Sale of Goods
Ben Hayward, 'What's in a Name? Software, Digital Products and the Sale of Goods' (2016) 38 Sydney Law Review 441

2015

Consumer guarantees - lessons to be learnt from afar
L D Griggs, A Freilich and N Messel, 'Consumer guarantees - lessons to be learnt from afar' (2015) 23 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 36-44.

2013

Striking the modern balance between freedom of contract and consumer rights
Justice Steven Rares, 'Striking the modern balance between freedom of contract and consumer rights' [2013] FedJSchol 21

The Uncertain Basis of the Postal Acceptance Rule?
David McLauchlan (2013) 30 Journal of Contract Law 33

The Relevance of Breach to the Applicability of the Rule against Penalties
Sirko Harder (2013) 30 Journal of Contract Law 52
(discussed in the context of Andrews v ANZ)

2012

External link Companies Take Heed: The Misleading or Deceptive Conduct Provisions Are Gaining Prominence
Gill North (2012) 30 Company and Securities Law Journal 342

External link The Government's Proposed "Review of Australain Contract Law": A Preliminary Positive Response
Luke Nottage, 'The Government's Proposed "Review of Australain Contract Law": A Preliminary Positive Response' (2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No 12/49)

The International Harmonisation of Australian Contract Law
Donald Robertson (2012) 29 Journal of Contract Law 1

External link Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law and Environmental Issues
Michael Adams and Marine Nehme, 'Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law and Environmental Issues' [2012] BondLawRw 2; (2012) 24(1) Bond Law Review

What’s Wrong with the Australian Law of Contract?
Andrew Stewart (2012) 29 Journal of Contract Law 74

2011

Agreements, Common Mistake and the Purpose of Contract
Andrew Tettenborn (2012) 22 Journal of Contract Law 91

2010

External link The Enforceability of Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith
Jack O'Connor [2010] UTasLawRw 8; (2010) 29(2) University of Tasmania Law Review 177

External link Good faith: Where are We At?
The Hon Marilyn Warren AC (2010) 34 Melbourne University Law Review 344

2009

External link The Australian Unfair Contract Terms Law: The Rise of Substantive Unfairness as a Ground for Review of Standard Form Consumer Contracts
Jeannie Paterson, 'The Australian Unfair Contract Terms Law: The Rise of Substantive Unfairness as a Ground for Review of Standard Form Consumer Contracts' (2009) 33(3) Melbourne University Law Review

External link Contract Interpretation: What Is It About?
David McLauchlan [2009] SydLawRw 1; (2009) 31(1) Sydney Law Review 5

2008

External link Codifying Australia's Contract Law - Time for a Stocktake in the Common Law Factory
Dan Svantesson, 'Codifying Australia's Contract Law - Time for a Stocktake in the Common Law Factory' (2008) 20(2) Bond Law Review (article 5)

2007

External link Laying the Mark to Port and Starboard: Salvage Under Duress and Economic Duress at Contract Law
Olivia Lennox-King [2007] ANZMarLawJl 5; (2007) 21(1) Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal 32

2006

External link Implied Obligations of Good Faith and Resonableness in the Performance of Contracts: Old Wine in New Bottles?
Geoffrey Kuehne [2006] UWALawRw 4; (2006) 33(1) University of Western Australia Law Review 63

External link The Implied Duty of Good Faith in Australian Contract Law
Justice Robert McDougall [2006] AUConstrLawNlr 36; (2006) 108 Australian Construction Law Newsletter 28

External linkMisleading and deceptive conduct: Immunising the intermediary - the conduit defence
Peter Gillies (2006) 14 Trade Practices Law Journal 208

External link Structuring the application of the equitable doctrines of undue influence and unconscionable dealing
Andrew N Sykes (2006) 13(1) E Law Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 46-57

2005

External link Quantum Meruit for Building Services Under Unenforceable Contract
Chris Fenwick [2005] AUConstrLawNlr 17; (2005) 101 Australian Construction Law Newsletter 6

External link The Limits of Voluntariness in Contract
Andrew Robertson [2005] MULR 5; 29 Melbourne University Law Review 218

External link Revisiting the Rule in L'Estrange v F Graucob Ltd
Phillip Sharp [2005] BondLawRw 17; (2005) 17(2) Bond Law Review 204

2003

External link The Admissibility of Evidence of Surrounding Circumstances in the Interpretation of Contracts
Francis Tiernan [2003] AUConstrLawNlr 51; (2003) 92 Australian Construction Law Newsletter 14

External link Good Faith: Is It a Contractual Obligation?
Bruno Zeller [2003] BondLawRw 30; (2003) 15(2) Bond Law Review 217

2002

External link Contract And The Family: Whither Intention
Maria Keyes and Kylie Burns [2002] MULR 30; (2002) 26 Melbourne University Law Review 577

2000

External link Breach of Contract and Misleading Conduct: A Storm in A Teacup?
Jason Cornwall-Jones (2000) 24(2) Melbourne University Law Review

1998

External link Electronic Signatures: Understand the Past to Develop the Future
Adrian McCullagh, Peter Little and William Caelli [1998] UNSWLawJl 56; (1998) 21(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal 452

External link Rescission of an Executed Contract at Common Law for an Innocent Misrepresentation
Peter McFarlane and Lindy Willmott [1998] BondLawRw 4; (1998) 10(1) Bond Law Review 58

1997

Breach of Contract and Misleading or Deceptive Conduct
Skapinker D and Carter J W (1997) 113 LQR 294

1994

Good Faith and Fairness in Commercial Contract Law
Rt Hon Lord Justice Staughton, (1994) 7 Journal of Contract Law 193

1993

Contract and its Relationship with Equitable Standards and the Doctrine of Good Faith
Sir Anthony Mason, The Cambridge Lectures, 1993 (8 July 1993)

1989

The Hegemony of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct in Contract, Tort and Restitution
Philip H Clarke (1989) 5 Australian Bar Review 109

External link Contract, Restitution and Promissory Estoppel
John Carter [1989] UNSWLawJl 3; (1989) 12(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 30

External link A Guide to a Comparison of Australian and United States Contract Law
The Hon Justice L J Priestley [1989] UNSWLawJl 2; (1989) 12(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 4

1986

The Implied Contract Theory of Quasi-Contract: Civilian Opinion Current in the Century Before Blackstone
Birks and McLeod (1986) 6 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 46

1976

The Inconsistent Collateral Contract
David W McLauchlan, (1976-1977) 3 Dalhousie LJ 136

1974

Wigan v Edwards (Contract)
Janet N Walker [1974] MelbULawRw 9; (1974) 9(3) Melbourne University Law Review 537

1973

External link Signature, Consent and the Rule in L'Estrange v Graucob
Spencer (1973) Cambridge Law Journal 104