Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2011

864 Pages


ISBN: 9780199582488

Bookseller Code (AU)

A new practitioner law publication

Chapter 1

The Construction of Contracts

Interpretation, Implication, and Rectification

Second Edition

Gerard McMeel

  • Provides practical insight on avoiding the pitfalls related to drafting and interpreting commercial contracts
  • Tackles issues relating to specific types of clauses including warranties and indemnities, exception clauses, force majeure, express termination, retention of title, entire agreement, and non-reliance,
  • Offers guidance on the current approach and trends of courts
  • Contains full references to all relevant case law and journal articles which can be used for detailed argument

New to this Edition:

  • Includes new material on the impact of interpretation in particular contexts, such as mercantile, corporate, financial, insurance and consumer contracts
  • Expanded coverage of additional clauses such as retention of title, time, and payment clauses.
  • Examines the relationship between the rules of contractual construction and statutory interpretation, and considers case law from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Thorough analysis of the impact on admissible evidence of the decision of the House of Lords in Chartbrook v Persimmon
  • Discussion of the important judgments of the Privy Council in Belize Telecom, the Supreme Court in RTS Flexible Systems v Molkerei Alois Müller and Oceanbulk Shipping and Trading v TMT Asia, and the Court of Appeal in Springwell Navigation v JP Morgan Chase

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