Business Law Assignment
“The doctrine of promissory is necessary to prevent unjust outcomes that may result
from strict application of common law. Australian courts, however, have expanded the
doctrine to the point where consideration is no longer relevant”.
Discuss the above statement, explaining the origins of the doctrine and what
effects successive decisions by the Australian courts have had on it.
Your answer should include reference to a number of relevant cases, explaining the
decisions of the court in each. You must use a number of reputable academic sources
outside of the prescribed text and follow the AGLC guide for footnotes and bibliography.
Marks are specifically awarded for the above. Failure to conduct adequate research or
to properly acknowledge sources may result in failing the assignment or further
Students must use
texts, scholarly articles and reputable online resources for their research, and
these items, together with relevant cases and legislation, should be referred
to in the assignment..
The assignment must include footnotes, a bibliography. Students are
required to adhere to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) for
footnotes, references and bibliography and must not employ an alternative
method (e.g., the Harvard method).
Marks will be deducted where students fail to adhere to the AGLC guidelines.
Failure to include footnotes and bibliography in the required format may
constitute breaches of the VU plagiarism policy