Event Register

Contracts Master Class

Halfday seminar 24 February, 2017


The Gallery Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library

08:30AM to 12:30PM

The master class will cover:
Contract law in the cases: 2016 in review
• Promissory estoppel and collateral contracts: Crown Melbourne Ltd v Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 26
• Penalties: Pacicco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2016] HCA 28
• Termination of contract for repudiation: Harold R Finger & Co Pty Ltd v Karellas Investments Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 123
• Expectation and reliance loss in a claim for damages for breach of contract: Zahedpur v Idameneo (No. 123) Pty Ltd [2016] QCA 28
• Unconscionable conduct under section 12CB of the ASIC Act 2001 (Cth): Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Kobelt [2016] FCA 1327
The treatment of mistake in Australian law
• Mistake at common law
• Mistake in equity and the remedy of rectification
• Payments made under a mistake of fact or law
• Mistaken assumptions and estoppel by convention
• The nature of an indemnity and the contrast with a guarantee
• General contractual indemnities and insurance indemnities
• Construction and interpretation
• The concept of causation in respect of indemnities
• Breach of contract indemnities and the rule in Hadley v Baxendale
• Indemnification and mitigation of loss
• Exclusion of indirect or consequential loss, wilful misconduct or gross negligence

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