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Introduction to Commercial Law, 5th edition

Introduction to Commercial Law, 5th edition

Holderness, H, 2016

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Introduction to Commercial Law is an invaluable source of reliable and well-researched material on commercial law, tailored to the needs of the academic market.


Format: Paperback


Introduction to Commercial Law is a reliable and up-to-date source of expert commentary on commercial law.

Drawn from the online looseleaf, Commercial Law in New Zealand, Introduction to Commercial Law examines the law of contract generally, the law of sale of goods, a range of specific types of contract, secured transactions and consumer protection legislation (the Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act).



  • Based on authoritative online resource
  • Content is tried and proven in NZ commercial law classes over twenty years.
  • Students can rely on what’s in here to be relevant and appropriate for their studies

    Related Titles

    Carter and Ren, Carter’s Guide to New Zealand Contract Law, 2016
    Burrows, Finn Todd, Law of Contract in New Zealand, 5th ed, 2015
    Michalik and Boyes, Insurance Claims in New Zealand, 2015
    Tokeley (ed.) Consumer Law in New Zealand, 2nd ed, 2014
    Trotman and Wilson, Fair Trading: Misleading or Deceptive Conduct, 2nd ed, 2013


    About the editor:

    Henry Holdernessis a lecturer in law at the University of Canterbury (UC) and a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. His primary research interests lie in the fields of insurance law and employment law, both of which he currently teaches at undergraduate level. . Alongside his fulltime position at UC, Henry is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, where his thesis seeks to examine and evaluate New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission scheme of natural disaster insurance, including its history and performance following the Canterbury Earthquakes. Before becoming a lawyer, Henry was an ESOL teacher for 6 years, including 3 years spent in Japan.

    Table of Contents

    Part One: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Part Two: General Principles of Contract Law
    Chapter 2: Introduction – the nature of contract
    Chapter 3: Formation of a Contract
    Chapter 4: The Terms of the Contract
    Chapter 5: Vitiating Elements
    Chapter 6: Privity and Assignment
    Chapter 7: Misrepresentation and Breach of Contract
    Chapter 8: Discharge of Contract

    Part Three: Contracts for the Sale of Goods
    Chapter 9: Scope of the Sale of Goods Act
    Chapter 10: Passing of Property and Risk
    Chapter 11: Sales Without Title
    Chapter 12: Terms of the Contract
    Chapter 13: Performance of the Contract
    Chapter 14: Remedies of the Seller
    Chapter 15: Remedies of the Buyer
    Chapter 16: Some Particular Kinds of Sales

    Part Four: Other Specific Contracts
    Chapter 17: Bailment and carriage of goods
    Chapter 18: Export trade contracts
    Chapter 19: Agency
    Chapter 20: Guarantees
    Chapter 21: Nature and Formation of Insurance Contracts
    Chapter 22: Insurance, non-disclosure and misstatement
    Chapter 23 : Insurer’s Liabilities
    Chapter 24: Insurance Intermediaries

    Part Five: Secured transactions
    Chapter 25: Secured Transactions: An Introduction
    Chapter 26: Personal Property Securities
    Chapter 27: Hire Purchase Agreements
    Chapter 28: Credit (Repossession) Act 1997
    Chapter 29: Mortgages

    Part Six: Consumer Protection legislation
    Chapter 30: Fair Trading Act 1986
    Chapter 31: Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
    Chapter 32: Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

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