Svantesson on the Law of Obligations provides an accessible, yet comprehensive, overview of how the rules of common law and equity, together with the provisions of applicable legislation such as the Australian Consumer Law, the Fair Trading Acts, and the Sale of Goods Acts, affect contractual and other obligations. Thus, a range of topics are covered, including:
- the implication of terms;
- the effect of vitiating factors under contract law;
- the statutory prohibition against e.g. misleading and deceptive conduct and against misrepresentations; and
- the relevant economic torts.
The material dealt with is approached from an Australian perspective.
The book was first published by Pearson Education in 2007, and this is now the fourth edition revised in 2021 and released in ebook form in 2022. It is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and extensively researched resource for students engaging with an area of private law central to their education in the law and preparation for legal practice.