Professor Elisabeth Peden

BA LLB (Sydney) PhD (Camb)

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0233
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Elisabeth studied languages and law at the University of Sydney, and 6 months at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She worked as an associate to Justice Lockhart (Federal Court) and Justice McHugh (High Court).

She spent three years at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge completing her PhD. Her thesis is entitled "A Rationalisation of Implied Terms in Contract Law".

She joined the Faculty of law in 1999. She is an editor of the Commercial Law Quarterly, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Contract Law. She is admitted and practises as a barrister.

Research interests

  • Art Law
  • Contract Law
  • Evidence
  • Personal Property

Teaching and supervision

  • Advanced Contracts
  • Breach of Contract (LLM)
  • Contractual Damages (LLM)
  • Contract Law
  • Controlling Liability for Breach of Contract (LLM)
  • Litigation

Selected grants

2010

  • Developing a legal framework for Indonesia's participation in an internationally sanctioned scheme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (and Degradation); Lyster R, Stephens T, Peden E, Butt S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • How do we know what a contract means? - the process of interpreting of contracts; Peden E; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2001

  • Reappraisal of the principles and policies affecting compensation in claims for damages for breach of contract; Peden E; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hemming, A., Kumar, M., Peden, E. (2013). Evidence: Commentary & Materials - Eighth Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2012). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (4th edition). Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Pearson, G., Fisher, S., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2009). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Kumar, M., Odgers, S., Peden, E. (2007). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law. Sydney: Thompson LBC.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). Cases and materials on contract law in Australia (5th Edition). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2007). Contract Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Odgers, S., Peden, E., Kumar, M. (2004). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law - First Edition. Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Peden, E. (2003). Good Faith In The Performance Of Contracts. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Peden, E. (2000). Butterworths Student Companion: Evidence. Sydney: LexisNexis.

Edited Books

  • Gleeson, J., Watson, J., Higgins, R., Peden, E. (2013). Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set. Australia: Federation Press.
  • Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2008). Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference. University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.

Book Chapters

  • Peden, E. (2014). Sample Exam Questions and Answers: Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques - 8th Edition, (pp. 113-122). Australia: LexisNexis.
  • Peden, E. (2013). Contract Development Through the Looking-Glass of Implied Terms. In Justin T Gleeson, James A Watson, Elisabeth Peden (Eds.), Historical Foundations of Australian Law: Volume II Commercial Common Law, (pp. 201-233). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Peden, E. (2011). Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques (7th edition), (pp. 112-120). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Peden, E. (2010). Contractual Perspectives of Climate Change Issues. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 143-154). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Peden, E. (2008). Liquidated Damages. In Greg Tolhurst, Elisabeth {eden (Eds.), Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference, (pp. 77-93). University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Peden, E. (2006). Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering law studies and law exam techniques (6th edition), (pp. 112-120). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Journals

  • Carter, J., Courtney, W., Peden, E., Stewart, A., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Contractual Penalties: Resurrecting the Equitable Jurisdiction. Journal of Contract Law, 30(2), 99-132.
  • Peden, E. (2012). Forfeiture of deposits: Where law and equity collide? Journal of Equity, 6(2), 161-180.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2011). Masters v Cameron - Again!. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(1), 49-64.
  • Peden, E. (2010). Interaction Between Copyright Exceptions and Contract. Copyright Reporter, 28(1), 32-35.
  • Peden, E. (2009). ''Implicit Good Faith'' - or Do We Still Need an Implied Term of Good Faith? Journal of Contract Law, 25(1), 50-61.
  • Peden, E. (2009). Penalty Clauses and What Would the High Court Have Made pf Interstar Wholesale Finance Pty Ltd v Integral Home Loans? Commercial Law Quarterly, 23(3), 6-14.
  • Peden, E. (2008). Conservation Agreements - Contracts or not? Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 25(2), 136-146.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2008). Damages Following Termination for Repudiation: Taking Account of Later Events. Journal of Contract Law, 24(2), 145-175.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). A Good Faith Perspective on Liquidated Damages. Journal of Contract Law, 23(3), 157-179.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Stammer, K. (2007). Contractual Restrictions and Rights under Copyright Legislation. Journal of Contract Law, 23(1-2), 32-54.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2006). Agreed Damages Clauses - Back to the Future? Journal of Contract Law, 22(2), 189-198.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2006). Developing the Intermediate Term Concept. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 268-286.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2006). Entire Agreement - and Similar - Clauses. Journal of Contract Law, 22(1), 1-15.
  • Peden, E. (2005). Contract Law. Australian Student Law Reporter, 2, 19-21.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2005). Incorporation of Terms by Signature: L'Estrange Rules!. Journal of Contract Law, 21(1), 96-106.
  • Peden, E., Riley, J. (2005). Law Graduates' Skills - A pilot study into employers' perspectives. Legal Education Review, 15(1&2), 87-124.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2005). Taking Stock: The High Court and Contract Construction. Journal of Contract Law, 21(2), 172-181.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2005). The 'Natural Meaning' of Contracts. Journal of Contract Law, 21(3), 277-285.
  • Peden, E. (2005). When Common Law Trumps Equity: the Rise of Good Faith and Reasonableness and the Demise of Unconscionability. Journal of Contract Law, 21(3), 226-249.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Consumers beware: the loss of contractual protection for recreational risks. Australian Civil Liability, 3(1), 33-35.
  • Peden, E. (2004). Contract Law. Australian Student Law Reporter, 1, 16-17.
  • Peden, E. (2004). Good faith. Law Society Journal, 42, 64-67.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Good Faith in Australian Contract Law. Australian Construction Law Newsletter, 94, 6-17.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Liability Provisions In Contract: Indemnities, Guarantees And Exclusions. Commercial Law Quarterly, 18(1), 12-18.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2004). When Three Just Isn't Enough: The Fourth Category Of The 'Subject To Contract' Cases. Journal of Contract Law, 20, 156-166.
  • Peden, E. (2003). Contractual good faith: Can Australia benefit from the American experience. Bond Law Review, 15(2), 186-214.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2003). Good Faith in Australian Contract Law. Journal of Contract Law, 19(2), 155-172.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2003). Good faith in Australian contract law. Commercial Law Quarterly, 17(1), 15-22.
  • Peden, E. (2003). Liability for recreational services: A contract law analysis. Plaintiff, 59, 22-25.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2002). A contract law perspective of the Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Bill 2002 (NSW). Plaintiff, 54, 19-21.
  • Peden, E. (2002). The meaning of contractual 'good faith'. Australian Bar Review, 22(3), 235-248.
  • Peden, E. (2002). The Mistake of Looking for Legislative Influence in Contractual Good Faith. Commercial Law Quarterly, 16(4), 20-30.
  • Peden, E. (2001). Incorporating Terms of Good Faith in Contract Law in Australia. Sydney Law Review, 23(2), 222-238.
  • Peden, E. (2001). Policy Concerns in terms Implied in Law. Law Quarterly Review, 117, 459-476.
  • Peden, E. (2000). 'Cooperation' in English Contract Law - to Construe or Imply? Journal of Contract Law, 16(1), 56.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2000). The Bonds of Partnership. Journal of Contract Law, 16(2), 275-285.
  • Peden, E. (2000). The need for speed: Fried v Dixie Holdings Pty Ltd [2000] FCA 1048. Commercial Law Quarterly, 14, 21.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Peden, E. (2000). 'Co-operation' in English Contract Law: to construe or imply? New Zealand Business Law Quarterly.

2014

  • Peden, E. (2014). Sample Exam Questions and Answers: Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques - 8th Edition, (pp. 113-122). Australia: LexisNexis.

2013

  • Peden, E. (2013). Contract Development Through the Looking-Glass of Implied Terms. In Justin T Gleeson, James A Watson, Elisabeth Peden (Eds.), Historical Foundations of Australian Law: Volume II Commercial Common Law, (pp. 201-233). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Carter, J., Courtney, W., Peden, E., Stewart, A., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Contractual Penalties: Resurrecting the Equitable Jurisdiction. Journal of Contract Law, 30(2), 99-132.
  • Hemming, A., Kumar, M., Peden, E. (2013). Evidence: Commentary & Materials - Eighth Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Gleeson, J., Watson, J., Higgins, R., Peden, E. (2013). Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set. Australia: Federation Press.

2012

  • Peden, E. (2012). Forfeiture of deposits: Where law and equity collide? Journal of Equity, 6(2), 161-180.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2012). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (4th edition). Australia: Lawbook Co.

2011

  • Peden, E. (2011). Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques (7th edition), (pp. 112-120). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2011). Masters v Cameron - Again!. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(1), 49-64.

2010

  • Pearson, G., Fisher, S., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Peden, E. (2010). Contractual Perspectives of Climate Change Issues. In Rosemary Lyster (Eds.), In the Wilds of Climate Law, (pp. 143-154). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Peden, E. (2010). Interaction Between Copyright Exceptions and Contract. Copyright Reporter, 28(1), 32-35.

2009

  • Peden, E. (2009). ''Implicit Good Faith'' - or Do We Still Need an Implied Term of Good Faith? Journal of Contract Law, 25(1), 50-61.
  • Peden, E. (2009). Penalty Clauses and What Would the High Court Have Made pf Interstar Wholesale Finance Pty Ltd v Integral Home Loans? Commercial Law Quarterly, 23(3), 6-14.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2009). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.

2008

  • Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2008). Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference. University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Peden, E. (2008). Conservation Agreements - Contracts or not? Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 25(2), 136-146.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2008). Damages Following Termination for Repudiation: Taking Account of Later Events. Journal of Contract Law, 24(2), 145-175.
  • Peden, E. (2008). Liquidated Damages. In Greg Tolhurst, Elisabeth {eden (Eds.), Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference, (pp. 77-93). University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.

2007

  • Kumar, M., Odgers, S., Peden, E. (2007). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law. Sydney: Thompson LBC.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). A Good Faith Perspective on Liquidated Damages. Journal of Contract Law, 23(3), 157-179.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). Cases and materials on contract law in Australia (5th Edition). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2007). Contract Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Stammer, K. (2007). Contractual Restrictions and Rights under Copyright Legislation. Journal of Contract Law, 23(1-2), 32-54.

2006

  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2006). Agreed Damages Clauses - Back to the Future? Journal of Contract Law, 22(2), 189-198.
  • Peden, E. (2006). Contract Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering law studies and law exam techniques (6th edition), (pp. 112-120). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2006). Developing the Intermediate Term Concept. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 268-286.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2006). Entire Agreement - and Similar - Clauses. Journal of Contract Law, 22(1), 1-15.

2005

  • Peden, E. (2005). Contract Law. Australian Student Law Reporter, 2, 19-21.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2005). Incorporation of Terms by Signature: L'Estrange Rules!. Journal of Contract Law, 21(1), 96-106.
  • Peden, E., Riley, J. (2005). Law Graduates' Skills - A pilot study into employers' perspectives. Legal Education Review, 15(1&2), 87-124.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2005). Taking Stock: The High Court and Contract Construction. Journal of Contract Law, 21(2), 172-181.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2005). The 'Natural Meaning' of Contracts. Journal of Contract Law, 21(3), 277-285.
  • Peden, E. (2005). When Common Law Trumps Equity: the Rise of Good Faith and Reasonableness and the Demise of Unconscionability. Journal of Contract Law, 21(3), 226-249.

2004

  • Odgers, S., Peden, E., Kumar, M. (2004). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law - First Edition. Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Consumers beware: the loss of contractual protection for recreational risks. Australian Civil Liability, 3(1), 33-35.
  • Peden, E. (2004). Contract Law. Australian Student Law Reporter, 1, 16-17.
  • Peden, E. (2004). Good faith. Law Society Journal, 42, 64-67.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Good Faith in Australian Contract Law. Australian Construction Law Newsletter, 94, 6-17.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2004). Liability Provisions In Contract: Indemnities, Guarantees And Exclusions. Commercial Law Quarterly, 18(1), 12-18.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2004). When Three Just Isn't Enough: The Fourth Category Of The 'Subject To Contract' Cases. Journal of Contract Law, 20, 156-166.

2003

  • Peden, E. (2003). Contractual good faith: Can Australia benefit from the American experience. Bond Law Review, 15(2), 186-214.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2003). Good Faith in Australian Contract Law. Journal of Contract Law, 19(2), 155-172.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2003). Good faith in Australian contract law. Commercial Law Quarterly, 17(1), 15-22.
  • Peden, E. (2003). Good Faith In The Performance Of Contracts. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Peden, E. (2003). Liability for recreational services: A contract law analysis. Plaintiff, 59, 22-25.

2002

  • Carter, J., Peden, E. (2002). A contract law perspective of the Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Bill 2002 (NSW). Plaintiff, 54, 19-21.
  • Peden, E. (2002). The meaning of contractual 'good faith'. Australian Bar Review, 22(3), 235-248.
  • Peden, E. (2002). The Mistake of Looking for Legislative Influence in Contractual Good Faith. Commercial Law Quarterly, 16(4), 20-30.

2001

  • Peden, E. (2001). Incorporating Terms of Good Faith in Contract Law in Australia. Sydney Law Review, 23(2), 222-238.
  • Peden, E. (2001). Policy Concerns in terms Implied in Law. Law Quarterly Review, 117, 459-476.

2000

  • Peden, E. (2000). 'Co-operation' in English Contract Law: to construe or imply? New Zealand Business Law Quarterly.
  • Peden, E. (2000). 'Cooperation' in English Contract Law - to Construe or Imply? Journal of Contract Law, 16(1), 56.
  • Peden, E. (2000). Butterworths Student Companion: Evidence. Sydney: LexisNexis.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J. (2000). The Bonds of Partnership. Journal of Contract Law, 16(2), 275-285.
  • Peden, E. (2000). The need for speed: Fried v Dixie Holdings Pty Ltd [2000] FCA 1048. Commercial Law Quarterly, 14, 21.

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