Contract Law Masterclass

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CPD Points 3

  • C4: Substantive Law (3)

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Contract Law Masterclass

The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors


Course Summary

The law of contract is a fundamental area of law which crosses over into so many practice areas and this masterclass focuses on four topical areas presented by four experienced practitioners.

Course Details

The law of contract is a fundamental area of law which crosses over into so many practice areas.  This contract law masterclass focuses on:

  •  Current case law on the vexed issue of contract interpretation and when you can use extrinsic evidence to interpret the terms of a written contract including discussion of the High Court decision of Mount Bruce Mining Pty Ltd v Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 37
  •  When does a contract become binding? Recent controversies and the latest case law including analysis of when pre-contractual negotiations become binding contracts; whether “subject to contract” negotiations offer protection; the danger of email chain negotiations and when does a legal practitioner have authority to bind a client
  •  Equitable remedies for breach of contract, including specific performance, rectification and injunctions and the characteristics and aim of each of these remedies, how they differ from common law remedies and analysis of recent developments in each of these areas
  • The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 came into effect on 12 November 2016 and the implications for small business and the importance of reviewing standard form contracts to ensure that terms contained are not found to be void and unenforceable