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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NZD$ 135.00
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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.


  • ‘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

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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?

  1. Contract Formation

  2. Consideration

  3. Uncertainty and Conditional Contracts

  4. Intention to Create Legal Relations

  5. Pre-contractual Liability

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

  1. Terms Expressly Agreed

  2. Terms Impliedly Agreed and Consumer Guarantees

  3. Incorporated Terms

Part D: — What Do the Terms Mean?

  1. Principles of Construction

  2. Exclusion Clauses

Part E: — Who Can Enforce the Contract?

  1. Capacity and Parties

  2. Privity of Contract

Part F: — Has the Contract Been Performed?

  1. Performance of the Contract

  2. Breach of Contract

Part G: — Has the Contract Been Prematurely Discharged?

  1. Bases for Discharge

  2. Discharge for Breach of Term

  3. Discharge for Repudiation

  4. Discharge for Delay

  5. Discharge by Frustration

  6. Consequences and Scope of Discharge

Part H: — Has the Contract Been Rescinded?

  1. Bases for Rescission

  2. Misleading Conduct

  3. Mistake

  4. Improper Pressure

  5. Unconscionable Conduct and Unfair Terms

Part I: — What Remedies Are Available?

  1. Damages for Breach of Contract

  2. Damages for Misleading Conduct

  3. Specific Performance and Injunction

  4. Restitution

  5. Impact of Discharge on Remedies

Part J: — What Defences May be Raised?

  1. Defences in Contract Law

  2. Invalid Exercise of Rights

  3. Illegality

  4. 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