The passing of the omnibus statute, The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, has necessitated much significant rewriting and updating of the text throughout major parts of the book. Furthermore, and quite apart from the 2017 Act, the 6th edition discusses many significant developments in the cases over the last two years. The various topics which contain new and substantial material include, in particular, contract formation, performance of existing contractual duties as consideration, terms implied in fact, electronic signatures, contractual mistake, non est factum, rectification of contracts, illegal contracts, recovery of damages by a contracting party in respect of a third party’s loss, mitigation of damage, the scope of a contracting party’s duty and the cause of loss, and the ambit of the doctrine of penalties.


  • The authoritative text on contract law in New Zealand
  • Written by very highly-regarded and respected authors
  • Provides a detailed commentary on the common law
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