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Making the Case for Statutory Expansions of Unconscionability

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dc.contributor.author Peter, Irene
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-20T23:22:17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T00:19:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-20T23:22:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T00:19:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/28274
dc.description.abstract This paper makes a case in favour of the statutory expansion of the equitable doctrine of unconscionability. By way of background, the paper investigates: the theoretical origins of unconscionability, the role of the doctrine within the law of contract and the elements required to satisfy the doctrine. This is followed by consideration of the present doctrine’s limitations and inadequacies. The paper then compares statutory enhancement of the doctrine in New Zealand with the more comprehensive approach taken in Australia. The paper considers the benefits and addresses the potential disadvantages of adopting a comprehensive statutory expansion of the doctrine in New Zealand. The author concludes that New Zealand legislators ought to adopt unconscionability provisions within present consumer protection legislation, in a comparable form to that taken in Australia. en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Unconscionable contracts en_NZ
dc.title Making the Case for Statutory Expansions of Unconscionability en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 390104 Commercial and contract law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Bachelors Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Laws with Honours en_NZ

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