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Controlling Liability by Contract - LAWS6250

Year - 2020

This unit brings together the doctrinal, theoretical and practical issues raised by contract risk management, especially the control of liability for breach of contract and negligence. The unit will consider: categories of risk; drafting options; protection of third parties; statutory control of risk management devices, including the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth); contract drafting and management issues. The drafting options which are considered include the use of exclusion clauses, indemnity provisions and force majeure clauses. The operation of these types of clauses, and the relevant common law and statutory rules, will be considered in the context of various types of contracts, but with particular emphasis on contracts for the provision of services and sale of goods. One particular feature of the course is a consideration of the operation of the privity rule in the context of risk management. Thus, issues such as the protection of related bodies corporate and the liability of agents and sub-contractors are dealt with in some detail.

Feb 8, 9 & Feb 29, Mar 1 (9-5)

2500wd essay (25%) and 2hr exam (75%)

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
undergraduate law degree


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Elisabeth Peden
HECS Band: 3
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