2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address

23 August 2011

Register for the 2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address

Emeritus Professor Francis Reynolds from the University of Oxford will deliver the 2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address, entitled Breach of Warranty of Authority: An Unusual Doctrine on Wednesday, 7th September from 6-7pm in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The action for breach of warranty of authority, on which there are several Australian leading cases, is an unusual one in imposing liability for certain types of statement causing economic loss, and strict liability at that, well back into the nineteenth century. There is still international disagreement as to whether it is right to do this, and whether the action is rightly classified as contractual rather than tortious (which would have implications for damages as well as liability). Puzzles are also beginning to emerge as to exactly what promise the person concerned makes about the supposed principal, the range of persons to whom the promise is to be regarded as made, and how the doctrine interacts with situations where the principal is unidentified, or does not exist, or where the agent can be said to have been his own principal.

The lecture will be of interest to commerical lawyers and barristers.

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Professor Francis Reynolds, D.C.L. is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Oxford, where he taught contract and commercial law for 40 years. He is a barrister, an honorary Queen's Counsel, an Honoraray Bencher of the Inner Temple, a Fellow of the British Academy, and has been visiting professor at University College London, the Universities of Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Otago, Monash University and the International Maritime Law institute of the IMO, Malta. He was one of the Advisers to the American Law Institute in respect of Restatement, Third, Agency.

He has written the book now called Bowstead and Reynolds on Agencyfrom its 13th edition of 1968 to the 18th edition of 2006, and remains associated with it under its present editor Professor P.G. Watts of the University of Auckland; and he is co-author (with Profressor Sir Guenter Treitel of Carver) on Bills of Lading. He was written parts of Benjamin's Sale of Goods, Chitty on Contracts and English Private Law. He has been the Editor of the Law Quarterly Review since 1988.

Date: Wednesday, 7th September 2011

Time: 6-7pm (registration from 5.30pm)

Location: Banco Court, Supreme Court of NSW, Queens Square, Sydney

Cost: Free however registration is essential - Register for the 2011 Ross Parsons Commercial Law Address

Contact: Adminstrator, Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law

Phone: 9351 0385

Contact: Greg Sherington

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