Event Register

Termination for breach and codification of contract law: lessons from NZ

Lunchtime Series  06 November, 2017

Emeritus Professor John Carter; the Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, QC

The Gallery Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library

12:30PM to 02:00PM

Emeritus Professor John Carter will deliver this special lunchtime seminar as part of the celebrations for the Australian launch of Coote on the New Zealand Contract Statutes (Thomson Reuters NZ) by Emeritus Professor Brian Coote.

The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, QC will launch the book and act as Chair for the seminar.

Program
12.30pm — Registration opens
12.45pm — Book launch
1.00pm — Seminar begins
2.00pm — Close

The seminar will cover:
• Termination under Australian law
• Codification by the Contractual Remedies Act (NZ)
• Pros and cons of the New Zealand approach


Coote on the New Zealand Contract Statutes collects in a single volume the most important of Emeritus Professor Brian Coote’s writings on the New Zealand contract statutes relating to mistake, privity of contract, contractual remedies and illegality.

The most distinguished New Zealand contract lawyer of his generation, Professor Coote served for 20 years on the Contracts and Commercial Law Reform Committee, whose work led to enactment of the contract statutes. The recent consolidation of the legislation in the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 makes this a very timely work.

The collected materials include separate chapters providing an overview of the contract statutes and an assessment of their interpretation in the courts.

The editors (Emeritus Professor John Carter and Dr John Ren) have prepared a chapter on subsequent developments that includes references to subsequent cases, journal literature and revisions to the various statutes prior to the 2017 Act. 

The work also includes the text of the relevant parts of the 2017 Act, a table of corresponding provisions and a preface by the editors. 

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