The interpretation of contracts in Australia
Lewison, Kim ; Hughes, David ;
Aus. version based on 4th U.K. Edition
Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia
1. Introduction and overview -- 2. The purpose of interpretation -- 3. The materials available
-- 4. Law and precedent -- 5. The meaning of words -- 6. Implied terms -- 7. The canons of construction -- 8. Ambiguity and uncertainty -- 9. Mistakes and inconsistencies.
Includes tables and index
'When the first English edition of this book was published in 1989, there was no modern English textbook that addressed the interpretation of contracts in any significant depth. This adaptation of the fourth English edition seeks to fill the same gap in the Australian literature; that is, to provide a modern exposition of the considerable body of Australian judicial pronouncement on the way in which a written contract should be interpreted. ... This Australian edition adapts the first nine chapters of the fourth English edition.' -- Preface.