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Contractual Breach: Consequences and Remedies

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CPD Points 0.5
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$65.00
Competency Substantive Law and Procedural Law

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Contractual Breach: Consequences and Remedies

Dr. Michelle Sharpe is a member of the Victorian Bar practicing in general commercial, trade practices and administrative law.

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This course examines the law in relation to termination of contracts and assessment of damages in the context of two recent High Court cases.

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Contracts are essential to the operation of our economy. Specifically, it is important that we perform our obligations under contracts or, in other words, that we keep our promises. The importance of keeping promises is what informs and underpins contract law. This is particularly evident when we examine the law in relation to breach of contracts.

When a party breaches a contract, the non-defaulting party has a range of options including terminating the contract or seeking monetary damages. This course examines the law with respect to these two options through two recent High Court cases: Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council v Sanpine Pty Ltd and Clark v Macourt

These cases are particularly useful for practitioners to analyse as they illustrate how seriously the courts take promises exchanged in a contract, and provide detailed, clear analysis of the relevant legal principles involved.

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