Title

Codifying Australia's contract law: Time for a stocktake in the common law factory

Date of this Version

12-1-2008

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published Version.

Svantesson, D.J.B. (2008). Codifying Australia's contract law: Time for a stocktake in the common law factory. Bond law review, 20(2), 92-117.

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© Copyright Faculty of Law, Bond University and Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, 2008

Abstract

Extract:

The masses of materials currently making up the Australian law may cause those applying it to feel uncertain as to whether they have consulted all relevant materials. Further, the law is difficult to teach and it is certainly outside the reach of the lay persons. Looking at these issues through the lens of contract law, * this article argues that Australian law, and ultimately the Australian people, would benefit considerably from the codification of a range of areas of law.

* See footnote¹ in the Introduction.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.