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Taking Stock: The High Court and Contract Construction

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/36

Journal of Contract Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 172-181, 2005

13 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2006  

Elisabeth Peden

The University of Sydney Law School

John Carter

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

This article considers how the current High Court of Australia is approaching the issue of commercial construction of contracts by considering several recent cases. The article argues that the High Court has not taken advantage of opportunities to develop the concept of commercial construction. The authors also identify several anomalies in the law of commercial construction as applied by the High Court.

Keywords: Contract, Commercial construction, High Court

JEL Classification: K12, K40, K20

Suggested Citation

Peden, Elisabeth and Carter, John, Taking Stock: The High Court and Contract Construction. Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/36; Journal of Contract Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 172-181, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=939672

Elisabeth Peden (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

John Carter

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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