Basics of contract

Date last reviewed

Friday, May 18, 2018
In this short series of videos, Alexandra Carr talks about the basics of contract law. Alexandra covers topics such as the authority to enter into contracts within an organisation, third parties, exclusion clauses and remedies.


Who should watch this?

Watch this if you are entering into a contract and will be negotiating or reviewing its terms.

The content of this video is accurate as at May 2018.

What does the video cover?

The videos will cover questions such as:

  • Who can enter into a contract on behalf of the organisation?
  • If someone signs a contract on the organisation’s behalf but was not allowed to, will we be bound by those terms?
  • What are exemption and limitation clauses?

Running time: 14 mins

  • Titles and introduction (1:51)

  • Contract requirements (3:25)

  • The form of a contract (0:50)

  • Terms of the contract (0:47)

  • Exclusion and limitation clauses (1:33)

  • Termination clauses and rights of termination (1:43)

  • Misrepresentation (1:08)

  • Contractual remedies (2:06)

  • Boilerplate clauses (0:35)

  • Conclusion (0.30)

Special thanks to:
Alexandra Carr and Howard Kennedy.

LawWorks, the presenters, and the organisations involved in producing these resources cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the use of the materials and they are not a substitute for taking appropriate legal advice.

Date last reviewed

May 2018

Date of publication

Monday, June 18, 2018

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