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The fourth edition includes many new and significant cases. Examples include: Nielsen v Dysart Timbers Ltd (2009) (lapse and termination of offers); Vector Gas Ltd v Bay of Plenty Energy Ltd (2010) and Wholesale Distributors Ltd v Gibbons Holdings Ltd (2008) (use of prior negotiations and subsequent conduct in the interpretation of contracts); Attorney-General of Belize v Belize Telecom Ltd (2009) (implication of terms); Tercon Contractors Ltd v British Columbia (2010) (exclusion of liability); Laidlaw v Parsonage (2010) (privity of contract); Sunset Terraces (2011) (privity and third party claims in negligence); Gustav & Co Ltd v Macfield Ltd (2008) (unconscionable bargains); S B Properties Ltd v Holdgate (2011) (assignment of the burden of a contract); Ingram & Knee v Patcroft Properties Ltd (2011) and Mana Property Trustees Ltd v James Development Ltd (2010) (cancellation of contracts); Golden Strait Corporation v Nippon Yusen Kubishika Kaisa (2007) (damages); and Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc (The Achilleas) (2009) (remoteness of damage).
New legislation also has been enacted. In particular, chapter 8 has been substantially revised in the light of the requirements of the Property Law Act 2007; and the discussion of limitation of actions in c
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Historical introduction Jeremy Finn
Chapter 2: Some factors affecting modern contract law John Burrows
Chapter 3: The phenomena of agreement Jeremy Finn
Chapter 4: Consideration John Burrows
Chapter 5: Intention to create legal relations Jeremy Finn
Chapter 6: Contents of the contract John Burrows
Chapter 7: Exclusion Clauses Stephen Todd
Chapter 8: Conditional contracts Jeremy Finn
Chapter 9: Unenforceable contracts Jeremy Finn
Chapter 10: Mistake Jeremy Finn
Chapter 11: Misrepresentation John Burrows
Chapter 12: Duress, undue influence and unconscionable bargains Stephen Todd
Chapter 13: Contracts contrary to law or a statute and the Illegal Contracts Act
1970 Jeremy Finn
Chapter 14: Capacity of parties Stephen Todd
Chapter 15: Privity of contract Stephen Todd
Chapter 16: Privity of contract under the law of agency Stephen Todd
Chapter 17: Assignment of contractual rights and liabilities Stephen Todd
Chapter 18: Performance and breach John Burrows
Chapter 19: Discharge by agreement John Burrows
Chapter 20: Discharge under the doctrine of frustration John Burrows
Chapter 21: Remedies for breach of contract Stephen Todd
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