LAW5408 - Remedies in commercial disputes - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Dr Normann Witzleb

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Not offered in 2018


LAW5003 and LAW5005


LAW5013 Principles of litigation and dispute resolution.


This unit will examine important remedial issues in commercial disputes and how they can be effectively resolved. It bridges the divide between remedies law, civil procedure and dispute resolution. Issues addressed include pre-emptive remedies, enforcement of bargains, damages for economic loss under common law and statute, the resolution of disputes in commercial partnerships and modern strategies for dispute resolution.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in, the law of remedies in commercial disputes with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to remedies in commercial disputes;
  • Conduct research in the law of remedies in commercial disputes, based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to remedies in commercial disputes.


Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%

Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)