Contract and the Australian Consumer Law

Contract and the Australian Consumer Law

By John W Carter and Laina Chan


Contract and the Australian Consumer Law analyses the way the Australian Consumer Law has modified contract law. In particular, provisions in the Australian Consumer Law in relation to consumer guarantees for goods and services, unfair contract terms, misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct are considered and analysed. The book discusses recent cases on these topics and extracts guiding principles from the legislation and the cases.

The text is intended to be read from cover to cover so as to present a birdseye view on the operation of the legislation in the context of contract law.

With a foreword by the Hon Justice Julie Ward of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, who describes the text as eminently readable with a coherent and focused analysis, the book is a must have for all practitioners of commercial law including construction law, property law and all forms of contractual disputes, as well as law students.


Published 13 March 2019
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760022013
Australian RRP $69.95
International Price $64.00