Guidelines for presentation of written work
All assignments must observe the following requirements:
• A high standard of presentation, typed or word-processed with ddouble spacing, a margin of at least 5 cm for comments and a minimum font size of 12 pt.
• Pages numbered
• No plastic sheets, for the Assignment as a whole or individual parts or pages.
• A Bibliography (reference list of books, journal articles etc.) and a Case List, both in alphabetical order.
• The word limit (including footnotes) observed, and a word count included front page
• The appropriate signed Cover Sheet as the first page of your assignment – a photocopy to be retained by you.
• Appropriate referencing – exclusively by footnotes, in the style of the Prescribed Text. (Referencing is explained in more detail below.)
Word limits must be observed. Your marker will allow a flexible component of plus or minus 10% without penalty. Outside that component, any breach may result in a deduction of up to 3 marks. In addition, work judged to be excessively longer than the word limit may not be marked. Please remember to do a word count and indicate the total words on the cover sheet.
Reference to legal cases and statutes
Correctly naming cases and statutes will save you words and time, especially in examinations. In addition, it will improve your outcomes in assessable tasks. You will lose marks if you don’t do it.
Please observe the following guidelines:
• The names of cases should be in italics or underlined. This applies wherever they appear – in text, footnotes, Tables of Cases or examinations. This indicates that they are legal cases, and saves you writing things like ‘In the case of Fong v Achmed …’. Instead, you could simply write ‘In Fong v Achmed …’, or ‘In Fong’s case …’
• The citation of cases, however, should not be in italics or underlined.
• Do not include the name of the court in which the case was decided.
• Here is an example of a correctly named and cited case:
Bolton v Stone  AC 850
• In footnoted text, the citation should appear only in the footnote and without the name if it has already been fully given in the text before that footnote.
• The names of statutes (Acts of Parliament) should be in italics or underlined, wherever they appear – in text, footnotes or examinations. This indicates that they are statutes.
• The name of the jurisdiction in which they were passed, however, should not be italicised or underlined.
• Here is an example of a correctly named statute:
The Australian Consumer Law ( 2011) (Cwlth)
• You do not need to cite cases in examinations, but you should still underline their names.
The reference list and in-text referencing in this unit must be in accordance with the ‘documentary-note’ referencing system, i.e. by use of footnotes, Bibliography and Table of Cases. This is also called the Oxford style, and is used in all legal publications such as the Prescribed Text.
Do not use the Harvard style, either alone or mixed it in with the documentary note system. You may be permitted to use it in other units, but in this law unit it is not appropriate.
Prescribed text / reading
Vickery, R. & Flood, M, Australian Business Law compliance and Practice, Pearson, Sydney, 2012 (7th edition).
Recommended texts and readings
• S. Davenport and D. Parker “ Business and Law in Australia.
An excellent book and current. Published 2012
important topics that need to be discussed:
1. Promissory Estoppel (important)
2. Global Approach (important) (minimum 2 cases)
3. equitable doctrines and remedies in contract (undue unfluence, innocnet misrepresentation, unconscionable dealing, duress, conditional contract etc) (need to add cases for evidence)
4. doctrine of part performance
5. influences equity has in law
6. equitable causes of actions.