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LAW1212 Contract Law II
Credit Points: 15
LAW1111 Contract Law I

This unit opens with a discussion of contract theory and then focuses on discharge of contracts and remedies for breach. The various forms of discharge will be covered including by performance, express agreement, frustration and breach, with particular emphasis on termination for breach and repudiation. The unit then considers factors that vitiate a contract, including illegality, mistake, misrepresentation, undue influence and unconscionable dealing. Particular consideration will be given to misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).


There will be a detailed examination of remedies at common law and in equity. Damages for breach will be covered and include in depth examination of the duty to mitigate a loss, liquidated and unliquidated damages and penalties.  Injunctions and specific performance will also feature. The unit will close with survey of recent legislative developments including consumer rights legislation and electronic transactions legislation in WA, and law reform options.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K19Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws
V72Bachelor of Laws
V73Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
K51Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
K30Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008