Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law

Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law assists in the identification, understanding and application of both the general and specific principles of contract law in New Zealand.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927313824
Release Date: July 01, 2016
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Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law is a clearly written and user-friendly text, making contract law easy to understand and apply. It illustrates particular issues by reference to decided cases (including case studies), hypotheticals and sample contracts. It simplifies difficult cases, is logically structured, fully footnoted and has a comprehensive index as well as featuring quick quizzes and questions and answers for each chapter to enable students to test their understanding of the topic.

Adapted from the third edition of leading Australian text Carter’s Guide to Australian Contract Law by authors John Carter and John Ren, Carter’ s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law is an invaluable guide to the complexities of contract law for New Zealand commercial law students.

Related Titles

• Burrows, Finn and Todd, Law of Contract in New Zealand, 5th ed. 2015
• Walker, Student Companion: Contract Law, 6th ed. 2014
• Adams and Drake, Q&A Contract Law, 3rd ed. 2014
• Carter, Contract Law in Australia, 6th ed. 2012

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Table of contents

The book is divided into 10 parts, representing the key questions for students and teachers of contract law:

Part A: — What is Contract Law?

1: Introduction

Part B: — Is There a Contract?

2: Contract Formation

3: Consideration

4: Uncertainty and Conditional Contracts

5: Intention to Create Legal Relations

6: Pre-contractual Liability

Part C: — What Are the Terms of the Contract?

7: Terms Expressly Agreed

8: Terms Impliedly Agreed and Consumer Guarantees

9: Incorporated Terms

Part D: — What Do the Terms Mean?

10: Principles of Construction

11: Exclusion Clauses

Part E: — Who Can Enforce the Contract?

12: Capacity and Parties

13: Privity of Contract

Part F: — Has the Contract Been Performed?

14: Performance of the Contract

15: Breach of Contract

Part G: — Has the Contract Been Prematurely Discharged?

16: Bases for Discharge

17: Discharge for Breach of Term

18: Discharge for Repudiation

19: Discharge for Delay

20: Discharge by Frustration

21: Consequences and Scope of Discharge

Part H: — Has the Contract Been Rescinded?

22: Bases for Rescission

23: Misleading Conduct

24: Mistake

25: Improper Pressure

26: Unconscionable Conduct and Unfair Terms

Part I: — What Remedies Are Available?

27: Damages for Breach of Contract

28: Damages for Misleading Conduct

29: Specific Performance and Injunction

30: Restitution

31: Impact of Discharge on Remedies

Part J: — What Defences May be Raised?

32: Defences in Contract Law

33: Invalid Exercise of Rights

34: Illegality

35: Lack of Writing

Part K: — How Do I Do It?

HT: The How to Chapter

SC: Sample Contracts

QQ: Quick Quiz Answers

PQ: Problem Questions

PS: Problem Solutions