Journal of Contract Law, Vol. 28, 2011
22 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2011 Last revised: 5 Apr 2015
Date Written: September 30, 2011
This article examines some of the current controversies in the law of contract interpretation in Australia, particularly in the light of the recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Jireh International Pty Ltd t/as Gloria Jean’s Coffee v Western Export Services Inc. The authors suggest, inter alia, that there is an urgent need for the High Court to issue its own restatement of the principles of contract interpretation for the guidance of lower courts.
Keywords: contract, interpretation
JEL Classification: K12
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
McLauchlan, David and Lees, Matthew, Construction Controversy (September 30, 2011). Journal of Contract Law, Vol. 28, 2011; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 7/20212. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969715