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The enforcement of promises at general law : principle, doctrine and how coherent development can be realised

Walpola, Sonali Yoshini


In Anglo-Australian law, promises are enforced not only in the law of contract, but also pursuant to other doctrines, including equitable estoppel, the common intention constructive trust, and the so-called Pallant v Morgan equity. These "non-contractual" doctrines, particularly equitable estoppel, are used to seek specific performance or the equivalent in damages ("expectation relief"), when a contract action is regarded as problematic because of difficulty satisfying doctrinal rules or...[Show more]

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