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A

AGC (Advances) Ltd v McWhirter (1977) 1 BLR 9454
Agreement - auction (offer v invitation to deal)

Administration of PNG v Leahy
Intention to create legal relations - government

Air Great Lakes Pty Ltd v KS Easter (Holdings) Pty Ltd [1989] 2 NSWLR 309
Intention to create legal relations - objective test

Alati v Kruger (1955) 94 CLR 216
Rescission - restitution (AustLII link)

Alcatel Australia Ltd v Scarcella (1998) 44 NSWLR 349
Implied term of good faith (in NSW a duty of good faith may be implied in a contract) (View AustLII link)

Amoco Australia Pty Ltd v Rocca Bros Motor Engineering Co Pty Ltd (1973) 133 CLR 288
Illegality - restraint of trade (View AustLII link)

Andrews v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2012] HCA 30
Remedies - Penalty clauses

ANZ v Frost Holdings Pty Ltd [1989] VR 695
Agreement - uncertainty

Associated Newspapers Ltd v Bancks (1951) 83 CLR 322; [1951] HCA 24
Terms (condition) - Breach going to root of contract (View AustLII link)

Astley v Austrust Limited (2000) 197 CLR 1; [1999] HCA 6 (4 March 1999)
Implied terms

Australian Woollen Mills Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth (1954) 92 CLR 424
Formation - agreement, consideration, intention

B

Balfour v Balfour [1919] 2 KB 571
Intention to create legal relations

Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (1993) 176 CLR 344
Availability of damages for mental distress

Beaton v McDivitt (1987) 13 NSWLR 162
Consideration v Condition

Bell v Lever Bros [1932] AC 161
Mistake [View on BaiLII]

Biotechnology Australia Pty Ltd v Pace (1988) 15 NSWLR 130
Uncertainty - Illusory promise

Blackpool & Flyde Aero Club v Blackpool Borough Council [1990] 3 All ER 25
Offer v invitation to deal

Blomley v Ryan (1956) 99 CLR 362
Capacity - Intoxication

Booker Industries Pty Ltd v Wilson Parking (Qld) Pty Ltd [1982] HCA 53; (1982) 149 CLR 600
Certainty - Implied term (View AustLII link)

Bressan v Squires [1974] 2 NSWLR 460
Acceptance (form - communication)

Bridgewater v Leahy (1998) 194 CLR 437
Unconscionable conduct - uncle/nephew - relevance of independent advice (View AustLII link)

Brinkibon Ltd v Stahag Stahl und Stahlwarenhandelsgessellschaft mbH [1983] 2 AC 34 (House of Lords)
Acceptance - Postal Rule

Brisbane City Council v Group Products Pty Ltd [1979] HCA 54
Frustration

Butler Machine Tool Co Ltd v Ex-Cell-O Corp (England) Ltd [1979] 1 WLR 401
Agreement - battle of the forms

Byrne v Van Tienhoven (1880) LR 5 CPD 344
Agreement - revocation - postal rule

 

C

Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co [1893] 1 QB 256
Offer - acceptance - consideration

Central London v High Trees [1947] KB
Promissory Estoppel

Chappell & Co Ltd v Neslte Co Ltd
Consideration - anythign stipulated (peppercorn case)

Clarke v Dunraven [1897] AC 59
Agreement with no identifiable offer or acceptance

Coal Cliffs Collieries Pty Ltd v Sijehama Pty Ltd (1991) NSWLR 1
Certainty - agreements to negotiate

Codelfa Construction Pty Ltd v State Rail Authority of NSW (1982) 149 CLR 337
Implied terms - frustration (View AustLII link)

Cohen v Cohen (1929) 42 CLR 91
Intention - husband/wife (View AustLII link)

Commercial Bank of Australia v Amadio (1983) 151 CLR 447
Unconsionable conduct (View AustLII link)

Commonwealth v Amann Pty Ltd (1991) 174 CLR 9
Remoteness of damage

Con-Stan Industries of Australia Pty Ltd v Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Australia) Ltd [1986] HCA 14; (1986) 160 CLR 226
Implied term - custom - business efficacy - insurance (View AustLII link)

Concrete Constructions v Nelson (1990) 169 CLR 594
Misleading or deceptive conduct - in trade or commerce (View AustLII link)

Coulls v Bagot's Executor & Trustee Co Ltd (1967) 119 CLR 460
Consideration with joint promisees (View AustLII link)

Council of the Upper Hunter County District v Australian Chilling & Freezing Co Ltd (1968) 118 CLR 429
Certainty

Crescendo Management Pty Ltd v Westpac Banking Corp (1988) 19 NSWLR 40
Duress (economic)

Crown v Clarke (1927) 40 CLR 227
Acceptance in response to offer

Curtis v Chemical Cleaning and Dyeing Co
[1951] 1 KB 805

Cutter v Powell [1795] EWHC KB J13 (9 June 1795) Kings Bench
Performance - contract not divisible - entire contracts (View BAILLI link)

 

D

Darlington Futures Ltd v Delco Australia Pty Ltd [1986] HCA 82; (1986) 161 CLR 500 (16 December 1986)
Exclusion clauses - contra proferentem rule (View AustLII link)

Daulia Ltd v Four Millbank Nominees Ltd [1978] 2 All ER 557
Acceptance of unilateral contracts

Demagogue Pty Ltd v Ramensky (1992) 39 FCR 31
Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Dickinson v Dodds (1876) 2 Ch D 46
Offer - revocation - option

Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd v Selfridge and Co Ltd [1915] AC 847
Privity of contract

Dougan v Ley [1946] HCA 3; (1946) 71 CLR 142 (8 April 1946)
Equitable remedies - Specific performance (View AustLII link)

Dunton v Dunton (1892) 18 VLR 114
Consideration - giving up freedom

 

E

Effem Foods Pty Limited v Lake Cumbeline Pty Limited [1999] HCA 15 (14 April 1999)
Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Ellul and Ellul v Oakes
(1972) 3 SASR 377

Empirnall Holdings Pty Ltd v Machon Paull Partners Pty Ltd (1988) 14 NSWLR 523
Acceptance - silence

Entores Ltd v Miles Far East Corporation [1955] 2 ALL ER 493

Ermogenous v Greek Orthodox Community of SA Inc [2002] 209 CLR 95
Intention to create legal relations - use of presumptions

Errington v Errington [1952] 1 KB 290
Unilateral contract

 

F

Fauzi Elias v George Sahely & Co (Barbados) Ltd [1983] 1 AC 646
Formalities - use of two documents to comply with formaliteis

Felthouse v Bindley (1862) 142 ER 1037
Acceptance by silence

Fitzgerald v F J Leonhardt Pty Ltd [1997] HCA (13 May 1997)
Illegality

Fitzgerald v Masters (1956) 95 CLR 420
Breach - Abandonment (View AustLII link)

Foakes v Beer (1884) 9 App Cas 605
Consideration - Part payment of a debt

Fong v Cilli (1968) 11 FLR 495 (Supreme Court of the NT)
Lapse of offer - death of offeror (the Court accepting the proposition that 'an offer cannot be accepted after the death of the offeror by an offeree having notice of such death') (full case not freely available online at this time)

Foran v Wight [1989] HCA 51; (1989) 168 CLR 385
Breach of contract - time of the essence - estoppel (View AustLII link)

 

G

Garcia v National Australia Bank Limited [1998] HCA 48
Undue Influence

Gates v City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd (1986) 160 CLR 1
Misleading and deceptive conduct - collateral contract (View AustLII link)

Gibbons v Wright (1954) 91 CLR 423
Capacity

Glasbrook v Glamorgan County Council [1925] AC 270
Consideration - Performance of existing public duties

Godecke v Kirwan (1973) 129 CLR 629
Certainty

Goldsbrough, Mort & Co Ltd v Quinn [1910] HCA 20; (1910) 10 CLR 674 (19 May 1910)
Specific performance - mistake (View AustLII link)

Google Inc v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2013] HCA 1 (6 February 2013)
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Gordon v Macgregor (1909) 8 CLR 316
Parol Evidence Rule

 

H

Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Ex 341
Damages - Remoteness

Hall v Busst (1960) 104 CLR 206
Certainty (View AustLII link)

Hamer v Sidway (1881) 124 NY 538
Consideration - giving up freedom

Harrington v Taylor 36 SE 2d 227 (1945)
Past consideration

Hart v O'Connor [1985] 1 AC 1000
Capacity

Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd v Helicopter Charter Pty Ltd (1991) 22 NSWLR 298
Duress

HCK China Investments Ltd v Solar Honest Ltd [1999] FCA 1156 (23 August 1999)
Illegality (View AustLII link)

Henjo Investments v Collins Marrickville; [1988] FCA 40; (1988) 39 FCR 546; (1988) 79 ALR 83
Misleading conduct/misrepresentation (silence) (View AustLII link)

Howe v Teefy (1927) 27 SR(NSW) 301
Damages - loss of chance

Hyde v Wrench (1840) Beav 334
Agreement - counter-offer

Hughes Aircraft Systems International v Airservices Australia [1997] FCA 558;(1997) 146 ALR 1
Good faith - implied term (View AustLII link)

 

I

Immer (No. 145) Pty Ltd v The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) [1993] HCA 27; (1993) 182 CLR 26; (1993) 112 ALR 609; (1993) 67 ALJR 537
Rescission - election - whether affirmation (View AustLII link)

Interfoto Pictures v Stiletto Visual Programs (1989) QB  433
Incorporation of terms

 

J

JC Williamson Ltd v Lukey & Mulholland (1931) 45 CLR 282
Formalities - doctrine of part performance - doctrine of specific performance

Johnson v Buttress (1936) 56 CLR 113
Undue influence - presumed undue influence

Jones v Padavatton [1969] 2 All ER 616
Intention to create legal relations

 

K

Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Ltd (High Court - yet to be decided)
Unconsionable conduct

Henry Kendall & Sons v William Lillico & Sons Ltd [1969] 2 AC 31
Incorporation of terms through prior dealing

Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council v Sanpine Pty Limited (2007) 233 CLR 115
Contract - repudiation - serious breach (View AustLII link)

 

L

L'Estrange v F Graucob [1934] 2 KB 294, Court of Appeal (UK)
Terms - Effect of signing

Latella v LJ Hooker Ltd (1985) 5 FCR 146
Misleading conduct - damages under s 82 (View AustLII link)

Laurinda Pty Ltd v Capalaba Park Shopping Centre Pty Ltd [1989] HCA 23; (1989) 166 CLR 623
Repudiation - reasonable time - notice (View AustLII link)

Legione v Hateley (1983) 152 CLR 406
Instalment contract - time of essence - breach - estoppel (View AustLII link)

The Life Insurance Co of Australia v Phillips (1925) 36 CLR 60
Certainty - severence

Louth v Diprose (1992) 175 CLR 621
Unconscionable conduct

Luna Park (NSW) Ltd v Tramways Advertising Pty Lt (1938) 61 CLR 28
Performance - Breach - Damages (View AustLII link)

 

M

Maguire v Makaronis (1997) 188 CLR 449 [1997] HCA 23 (25 June 1997)
Equitable remedies - solicitor client - fiduciary relationship (View AustLII link)

Manchester Diocesan Council for Education v Commercial & General Investments Ltd [1970] 1 WLR 241
Acceptance (form)

Marks v GIO Australia Holdings Limited [1998] HCA 69 (11 November 1998)
Misleading or deceptive conduct - damages (View AustLII link)

Masters v Cameron (1954) 91 CLR 353
Certainty - subject to contract (View AustLII link)

Maxitherm Boilers Pty Ltd v Pacific Dunlop Ltd [1998] 4 VR 559
Agreement - Battle of the forms

McBride v Sandland (1918) 25 CLR 69
Formalities - part performance

McDonald v Dennys Lascelles Ltd (1933) 48 CLR 457
Discharge for breach - accrued rights - instalments (View AustLII link)

McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission (1951) 84 CLR 377
Mistake (View AustLII link)

Meehan v Jones (1982) 149 CLR 571
Certainty (subject to finance) (View AustLII link)

Mobil Oil Australia Ltd v Lyndel Nominees Pty Ltd [1998] 205 FCA; Mobil Oil Australia v Wellcome International (1998) 81 FCR 475
Offer and acceptance - unilateral contract - can offer be retracted after act of acceptance commended?

Money v Westpac Banking Corporation (1988) ATPR (Digest) 46-038
Misleading conduct (View AustLII link)

Musumeci v Winadell Pty Ltd (1994) 34 NSWLR 723
Consideration - performance of existing duties

 

N

Nash v Inman [1908] 2 KB 1
Capacity - minors

National Australia Bank Ltd v Garcia (1996) 39 NSWLR 577; [1996] NSWSC 253
Unconscionable conduct - Undue Influence (View AustLII link)

Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538 [1995] HCA (10 May 1995)
Illegality (View AustLII link)

 

O

Oceanic Sun Line Special Shipping Co Inc v Fay (1988) 165 CLR 197
Incorporation of terms

 

P

Pao On v Lau Yiu Long [1979] 3 WLR 435
Past consideration - exception to general rule

Paradine v Jane [1647] EWHC KB J5 (26 March 1647)
Frustration - absolute obligations - and Prince Rupert! (View BAILII link)

Pavey & Matthews v Paul (1987) 162 CLR 221
Unenforceable contract - Restitution - Unjust Enrichment - Quantum meruit claim (View AustLII link)

Petelin v Cullen (1975) 132 CLR 355
Mistake - Non Est Factum

Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern)
Offer v Invitation to deal

Photo Production Ltd v Securicor Transport Ltd [1980] 1 All ER 556
Exclusion clauses (View BAILII link)

Placer Development Ltd v Commonwealth [1969] HCA 29; (1969) 121 CLR 353
Certainty (View AustLII link)

Popiw v Popiw [1959] VR 197
Consideration

Port Jackson Stevedoring Pty Ltd v Salmond & Spraggon (Aust) Pty Ltd [1978] HCA 8; (1977) 139 CLR 23
Exclusion clauses - third parties (View AustLII link)

Q

Nothing here yet

 

R

Raffles v Wichelhaus (1864) 2 H & C 906
Agreeement - certainty - mistake

Reg Glass Pty Ltd v Rivers Locking Systems Pty Ltd [1968] HCA 64; (1968) 120 CLR 516
Implied term - measure of damges (View AustLII link)

Regent v Millett (1976) 133 CLR 679
Formation - part performance

Roscorla v Thomas (1842) 3 QB 234
Past consideration

Rose & Frank & Co v Crompton [1923] 2 KB 261
Intention to create legal relations - Honour clauses

 

S

Savage (JJ) & Sons Pty Ltd v Blakney (1970) 119 CLR 435
Collateral promise

Scammell v Ousten [1941] AC 251
Agreement - Certainty

Secured Income Real Estate v St Martin's Investments Pty Ltd [1979] HCA 51; (1979) 144 CLR 596
Implied terms

Shaddock (L) & Associates Pty Ltd v City of Parramatta (1981) 150 CLR 225
Damages for negligent misstatement (View AustLII link)

Shepperd v The Council of the Municipality of Ryde (1952) 85 CLR 1
Collateral proomise or warranty (View AustLII link)

Shevill v Builders Licensing Board [1982] HCA 47; (1982) 149 CLR 620
Breach - damages (View AustLII link)

Stilk v Myrick 1809 2 Camp 317
Consideration - performance of existing duties

Svanosio v McNamara [1956] HCA 55; (1956) 96 CLR 186
Mistake (View AustLII link)

Sydney Corporation v West [1965] HCA 68; (1965) 114 CLR 481
Exclusion clause (View AustLII link)

 

T

Tanwar Enterprises Pty Ltd v Cauchi [2003] HCA 57; 217 CLR 315; 201 ALR 359; 77 ALJR 1853
Breach of contract - time of essence - specific performance (View AustLII link)

Taylor v Caldwell [1863] EWHC QB J1 (6 May 1863)
Frustration - music hall - implied term (View BAILII link)

Taylor v Johnson [1983] HCA 5; (1983) 151 CLR 422
Mistake (View AustLII link)

Thomas Brown & Sons Ltd v Fazal Deen [1962] HCA 59; (1962) 108 CLR 391
Illegality - severence (View AustLII link)

Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd [1971] 1 All ER 686
Incorporation of terms - notice (automatic ticket machine)

Toll (FGCT) Pty Ltd v Alphapharm Pty Ltd
[2004] HCA 52; 219 CLR 165; 79 ALJR 129; 211 ALR 342

 

Trident General Insurance Co Ltd v McNiece Bros Pty Ltd (1988) 165 CLR 107
Privity of Contract

Tweddle v Atkinson (1861) 1 B & S 393; [1861-1873] All ER Rep 369
Privity of Contract - Consideration

 

U

Upper Hunter County District Council v Australian Chilling and Freezing Co Ltd (1968) 118 CLR 429
Certainty (View AustLII link)

 

V

Nope, nothing here yet

 

W

Walford v Miles [1992] 2 AC 128
Agreement - certainty - lockout agreements

Waltons Stores (Interstate) Ltd v Maher (1988) 76 ALR 513
Promissory Estoppel

Westpac Banking Corp v Graham Douglas Cockerill & Ors [1998] 43 FCA (6 February 1998)
Duress (View AustLII link)

Whitlock v Brew [1968] HCA 71; (1968) 118 CLR 445
Certainty (View AustLII link)

Wigan v Edwards (1973)
Consideration - giving up a legal right

Wilkinson v Osborne [1915] HCA 92; (1915) 21 CLR 89
Illegality (View AustLII link)

Williams v Roffey Bros and Nicholls (Contractors) Pty Ltd (1990) 1 All ER 512
Consideration - performance of existing duties


X

No, nothing much starts with X

 

Y

Yango Pastoral Company Pty Ltd v First Chicago Australia Ltd [1978] HCA 42; (1978) 139 CLR 410
Statutory illegality (View AustLII link)

Yerkey v Jones (1939) 63 CLR 649
Undue Influence - husband and wife (View AustLII link)

 

Z

No, nothing here either

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