This topic extends the student’s understanding of the private law of obligations – in tort, contract, restitution and statutory obligations - and their inter-relationship. In advanced tort, issues will include liability of governments, mass torts, assessment of loss in commercial causes and the proportionate liability regimes. In advanced contract, issues will include the role of contract in allocating responsibility and effective risk-management. The topic will also introduce the law of restitution by exploring its inherent purpose – in what circumstances is a defendant obliged to disgorge its gain when it has been unjustly enriched at the expense of the plaintiff. Finally, complex statutory private law obligations arising from misleading and deceptive conduct legislation will be addressed. The topic will focus on developments, judicial and legislative, in Australia and certain common law jurisdictions internationally and on the harmonisation debate in order to provide students with an advanced, commercial understanding of the diversity and application of the law of obligations in the Digital Age.
This topic aims to:
If you consent to the use of our cookies then please click the button below:
If you do not consent to the use of all our cookies then please click the button below. Clicking this button will result in all cookies being rejected except for those that are required for essential functionality on our website.