Contract interpretation in the Supreme Court: Easy case, hard law?

McLauchlan, David (2010) Contract interpretation in the Supreme Court: Easy case, hard law?. New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 16 3: 229-267.

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Author McLauchlan, David
Title Contract interpretation in the Supreme Court: Easy case, hard law?
Journal name New Zealand Business Law Quarterly
ISSN 1173-311X
Publication date 2010-09-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 229
End page 267
Total pages 38
Editor Susan Watson
Peter Watts
Place of publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 1801 Law
Formatted abstract
In this article Professor McLauchlan discusses the important recent decision of the Supreme Court in Vector Gas Ltd v Bay of Plenty Energy Ltd. He analyses each of the five judgments and highlights the questions and serious dfficulties raised by them. He concludes that the facts of the case ought to have admitted of a relatively simple and principled solution, particularly given that all of the Judges accepted, in one context or another, that that there was an obiective consensus or common understanding as to the meaning of the words in dispute.
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