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Australian Commercial Law, 30th edition

by: Clive Turner, John Trone

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Publisher: Thomson Reuters,20.11.14

Category: LAW - Financial Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 0455233764
ISBN13: 9780455233765

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Institution: UTS Broadway - First Semester 1501
Course Code: 16467
Subject: Built EnvironmentLaw

Description

Each of the chapters in this 30th edition of Australian Commercial Law has been updated to incorporate the legislative amendments and case law developments since the last edition. The changes made in the new edition include the following:


  The Australian Legal System (Ch 1) contains discussion of the new uniform commercial arbitration legislation.


  The Contract chapters incorporate a broad range of recent decisions including Mackintosh v Johnson (2013) and the High Court's decision in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd (2013) on unconscionable conduct (Ch 7); Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Karamihos (2014) concerning the application of the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) (Ch 7); Pearson v HRX Holdings Pty Ltd (2012) and Birdanco Nominees Pty Ltd v Money (2012) on restraint of trade provisions (Ch 8); Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (2014) on penalties (Ch 12); and the High Court's decision in Clark v Macourt (2013) on damages for breach of contract (Ch 12).


  The Law of Electronic Commerce (Ch 16) outlines the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) which became effective in March 2014 and new provisions aimed at combatting the increasing problem of cybercrime.


  Consumer Protection (Ch 17) includes, together with other recent "misleading or deceptive conduct" cases, the significant decisions of the High Court in Google Inc v ACCC (2013) and ACCC v TPG Internet Pty Ltd (2013) concerning the advertising of goods and services on the Internet.


  Restrictive Trade Practices (Ch 18) includes discussion of the Federal Court decisions in ACCC v Flight Centre Ltd (No 2) (2013) and ACCC v Flight Centre Ltd (No 3) (2014) concerning arrangements having the purpose of "substantially lessening competition" in contravention of s 45 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).


  Insurance (Ch 25) incorporates the significant amendments made by the Insurance Contracts Amendment Act 2013 (Cth) to the duty of good faith, the disclosure provisions, the remedies for non-disclosure and misrepresentation and the rights of third party beneficiaries under insurance contracts.


  Company Law (Ch 27) has been extensively revised and re-worked.


  Intellectual Property (Ch 30) includes the decision of the High Court in Apotex Pty Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd (2013) confirming the patentability of methods of medical treatment and the Full Federal Court decision in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc (2014) upholding the patentability of "isolated" gene sequences.


  The Law of Employment (Ch 34) incorporates the changes made by the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 (Cth) and the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 (Cth) and the significant decision of the Full Federal Court in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker (2013) concerning breach of an implied duty of mutual trust and confidence (successfully appealed to the High Court).

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

1. The Australian Legal System

PART 2: LAW OF CONTRACT

2. Introduction to the Law of Contract

3. Offer and Acceptance

4. Intention to Create Legal Relations

5. Consideration, Promissory Estoppel and Formalities

6. Contractual Capacity

7. Consent of Parties: Mistake, Misrepresentation and Unconscionable Contracts

8. Legality of Object

9. Contents and Interpretation of the Contract

10. Operation of the Contract

11. Termination of a Contract

12. Remedies

PART 3: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

13. Agency

14. Sale of Goods

15. International Sales Contracts

16. The Law of Electronic Commerce

17. Consumer Protection

18. Restrictive Trade Practices

19. Credit Law

20. Guarantees

21. Bailments

22. Property

23. Negotiable Instruments I: Bills of Exchange

24. Negotiable Instruments II: Cheques

25. Insurance

PART 4: BUSINESS ORGANISATION

26. Partnership

27. Company Law

PART 5: ALLIED AREAS OF LAW

28. Law of Torts

29. Law of Trusts

30. Intellectual Property

31. Bankruptcy

32. Criminal Law

33. Business Ethics

34. Employment Law