Contractual interpretation Archives - Greg Carter


High Court On The Risk Of Amending A Legal Template

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As this High Court case illustrates, athough it is common practice to amend a legal template,  sometimes it is better to start from scratch. Facts The lessor and owner of certain land wished to sell...
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surrounding circumstances

High Court on contractual construction and surrounding circumstances

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The High Court has made some important statements of legal principle and observations, which add to the uncertainty regarding when recourse may be had to surrounding circumstances in the interpretation of a contract. The case…

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reasonable endeavours

High Court provides guidance on “reasonable endeavours” contractual obligations

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In Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd [2014] HCA 7 the majority of the High Court (French CJ, Hayne, Crennan and Kieffel JJ) has provided important general observations on the proper construction of obligations to use…

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