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Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law (eBook)

Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law (eBook)

Carter, J W; Ren, J, 2016

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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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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.


• ‘How to’ chapter devoted to a discussion of how to draft a contract, answer exam questions, etc
• Glossary of contract terms
• Sample contracts
• End of chapter ‘quick quizzes’ to reinforce student learning
• Bibliography and abbreviations
• Detailed problems on every chapter and worked solutions are included in the book


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


Emeritus Professor John Carter is Australia’s leading authority on contract law and the author of several highly regarded works on Australian and English law, including Carter’s Breach of Contract, Contract Law in Australia, The Construction of Commercial Contracts and Carter on Contract. Prior to his recent retirement he had taught contract and commercial law subjects for over 30 years at the University of Sydney. Professor Carter is currently a consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills and General Editor of the Journal of Contract Law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

John Ren is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland, and is enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He has a LLB (hon) from the University of Auckland and PhD from the University of Sydney. After practising law for a couple of years, he started his academic career at the University of Auckland in 2005. His main research and teaching interest is contract law. He has regularly published articles in a wide range of New Zealand and international law journals.

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

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