Dr Wayne Courtney

BSc (Sydney) BComp (Hons) (UTAS) LLB (Hons) (Sydney) GradDipLegalPrac (ANU) PhD (Sydney)
Associate Dean (Professional Law Programs)
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Wayne specialises in corporate and commercial law, particularly, contract law. He publishes articles regularly in these areas in journals such as the Journal of Contract Law, the Journal of Business Law and the Companies & Securities Law Journal. Before entering academia, Wayne practised as a commercial lawyer in a leading Australian law firm and also in-house at a major multinational company.

Research interests

  • Contracts
  • Commercial law
  • Electronic Commerce

Teaching and supervision

  • Contracts
  • Torts & Contracts II

Conference papers and seminar presentations

  • Courtney, W, ‘Implied terms: what is the role of construction?’, Journal of Contract Law Conference, Singapore, 2 May 2013.
  • Courtney, W, ‘Developments in the law of indemnities and guarantees’, Ross Parsons Commercial Series, 25 March 2013.
  • Courtney, W, ‘Indemnities in commercial contracts’, Baker & McKenzie, 14 June 2012
  • Courtney, W, ‘The structure of the private law of obligations’, Australian Reporter, Second Thematic Congress (Codification), International Academy of Comparative Law, Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2012.
  • Courtney, W, ‘Settlements following breach of contract’, Contracts Workshop, Melbourne Law School, 1 December 2011.
  • Courtney, W, ‘Issues in contract drafting’, Journal of Contract Law Conference, Sabah, Malaysia, 11 June 2011 (with Professors J W Carter, Michael Furmston and Elisabeth Peden)
  • Courtney, W, ‘Drafting contractual indemnities’, Freehills, Sydney, 25 March 2011 (with Professor J W Carter).
  • Courtney, W, ’Contractual indemnities in practice’, Freehills, Sydney, 14 March 2011 (with Professor J W Carter).
  • Courtney, W, ’The nature of contractual indemnities’, Journal of Contract Law Conference, 30 July 2010.
  • Courtney, W, ’A framework for contractual indemnities’, Esteemed Alumni Seminar Series, UWS, 14 October 2009.
  • Courtney, W, ‘Restrictions on termination: the relevance of breach by the terminating party’, University of Sydney, June 2006.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Courtney, W. (2014). Contractual Indemnities (Forthcoming). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Journals

  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2014). Implied Terms: What Is the Role of Construction? Journal of Contract Law, 31(1), 151-167.
  • 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.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2013). Debts, Liquidated Sums and the Enforcement of Claims under Guarantees and Indemnities. Journal of Contract Law, 30(1), 70-91.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Indemnities in Time Charterparties and the Effect of the Withdrawal of the Vessel. Journal of Contract Law, 30(3), 243-258.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Settlements following breach of contract. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 2013 (Part 2), 157-179.
  • Carter, J., Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities against breach of contract as agreed damages clauses. Journal of Business Law, 2012 (7), 555-578.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities as exclusion clauses in guaranteed transactions. Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 27(3), 146-148.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Indemnities Against Breach and Settlements of Third Party Claims. Journal of Contract Law, 27(3), 265-278.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). Indemnities, exclusions and contribution. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 3, 339-345.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). The Nature of Contractual Indemnities. Journal of Contract Law, 27(1), 1-17.
  • Courtney, W. (2008). Construction of Contractual Indemnities – Out with the Old, in with the New? Journal of Contract Law, 24(2), 182-195.
  • Courtney, W. (2008). Termination of Contract by a Party in Breach. Journal of Business Law, 3(2008), 226-245.
  • Courtney, W. (2007). Failed pre-registration contracts and the statutory remedy. Company and Securities Law Journal, 25(4), 226-245.
  • Courtney, W., Curtin, B. (2006). Construction Goes Off the Rails: an Analysis of Wallace-Smith v Thiess Infraco. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 287-299.
  • Courtney, W., Curtin, B. (2006). Hardship in Australian Contract Law. Commercial Law Quarterly, 20(3), 3-11.
  • Courtney, W. (2005). Problems with the New Regime of Proportionate Liability for Misleading or Deceptive Conduct. University of Western Australia Law Review, 32(2), 164-193.

2014

  • Courtney, W. (2014). Contractual Indemnities (Forthcoming). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2014). Implied Terms: What Is the Role of Construction? Journal of Contract Law, 31(1), 151-167.

2013

  • 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.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2013). Debts, Liquidated Sums and the Enforcement of Claims under Guarantees and Indemnities. Journal of Contract Law, 30(1), 70-91.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Indemnities in Time Charterparties and the Effect of the Withdrawal of the Vessel. Journal of Contract Law, 30(3), 243-258.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Settlements following breach of contract. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 2013 (Part 2), 157-179.

2012

  • Carter, J., Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities against breach of contract as agreed damages clauses. Journal of Business Law, 2012 (7), 555-578.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities as exclusion clauses in guaranteed transactions. Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 27(3), 146-148.

2011

  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Indemnities Against Breach and Settlements of Third Party Claims. Journal of Contract Law, 27(3), 265-278.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). Indemnities, exclusions and contribution. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 3, 339-345.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). The Nature of Contractual Indemnities. Journal of Contract Law, 27(1), 1-17.

2008

  • Courtney, W. (2008). Construction of Contractual Indemnities – Out with the Old, in with the New? Journal of Contract Law, 24(2), 182-195.
  • Courtney, W. (2008). Termination of Contract by a Party in Breach. Journal of Business Law, 3(2008), 226-245.

2007

  • Courtney, W. (2007). Failed pre-registration contracts and the statutory remedy. Company and Securities Law Journal, 25(4), 226-245.

2006

  • Courtney, W., Curtin, B. (2006). Construction Goes Off the Rails: an Analysis of Wallace-Smith v Thiess Infraco. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 287-299.
  • Courtney, W., Curtin, B. (2006). Hardship in Australian Contract Law. Commercial Law Quarterly, 20(3), 3-11.

2005

  • Courtney, W. (2005). Problems with the New Regime of Proportionate Liability for Misleading or Deceptive Conduct. University of Western Australia Law Review, 32(2), 164-193.

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