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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0300
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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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

Selected grants

2014

  • Sydney Law School- National University of Singapore Symposium; McDonald B, Bath V, Brown C, Courtney W, McCracken S, Rolph D, Weatherall K, Tan Kah Heng D; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Courtney, W. (2014). Contractual Indemnities. 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.

Conferences

  • Courtney, W. (2013). Developments in the law of indemnities and guarantees. Ross Parsons Commercial Series 2013: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Implied Terms: What is the Role of Construction? Journal of Contract Law Conference 2013, Singapore: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities in commercial contracts. Baker & McKenzie 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). The structure of the private law of obligations. 2nd Thematic Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law 2012: Codification, Taipei, Taiwan: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Contractual indemnities in practice. Freehills - March 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Drafting contractual indemnities. Freehills 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J., Furmston, M., Peden, E. (2011). Issues in contract drafting. Journal of Contract Law Conference 2011, Sabah, Malaysia: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). Settlements following breach of contract. Contracts Workshop 2011: Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2010). The nature of contractual indemnities. Journal of Contract Law Conference 2010: Contractual Indemnities, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2009). A framework for contractual indemnities. Esteemed Alumni Seminar Series 2009: University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2006). Restrictions on termination: the relevance of breach by the terminating party. The University of Sydney 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2014

  • Courtney, W. (2014). Contractual Indemnities. 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). Developments in the law of indemnities and guarantees. Ross Parsons Commercial Series 2013: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2013). Implied Terms: What is the Role of Construction? Journal of Contract Law Conference 2013, Singapore: Presentation.
  • 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.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). Indemnities in commercial contracts. Baker & McKenzie 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2012). The structure of the private law of obligations. 2nd Thematic Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law 2012: Codification, Taipei, Taiwan: Presentation.

2011

  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Contractual indemnities in practice. Freehills - March 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W., Carter, J. (2011). Drafting contractual indemnities. Freehills 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • 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., Carter, J., Furmston, M., Peden, E. (2011). Issues in contract drafting. Journal of Contract Law Conference 2011, Sabah, Malaysia: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). Settlements following breach of contract. Contracts Workshop 2011: Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Courtney, W. (2011). The Nature of Contractual Indemnities. Journal of Contract Law, 27(1), 1-17.

2010

  • Courtney, W. (2010). The nature of contractual indemnities. Journal of Contract Law Conference 2010: Contractual Indemnities, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2009

  • Courtney, W. (2009). A framework for contractual indemnities. Esteemed Alumni Seminar Series 2009: University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.

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.
  • Courtney, W. (2006). Restrictions on termination: the relevance of breach by the terminating party. The University of Sydney 2006, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

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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