Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will lead a session on Construction of Commercial Contracts at the 2018 Emerging Issues in Commercial Transactions event to be hosted by the College of Law on Monday 12 March 2018.
Contract Construction Redux: the High Court of Australia's Approach:
Accurately construing a written contract is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a commercial lawyer. It is a specialised process, requiring application of legal skills and knowledge. This session canvasses the perspective of the High Court of Australia, including several recent cases which have considered the controversy as to whether, in construing a contract, the ‘true rule’ in Codelfa requires that a contract be ambiguous (on its face) before a court may consider evidence of surrounding circumstances.