“Overall, the book involves a close analysis of cases and dicta both in Australia and in other countries, notably the United Kingdom. In this respect it is a meticulous, scholarly and thorough work… In setting out the principles which emerge from the [indemnity] cases, the book reminds the reader of the importance of the clauses in those cases. This book will greatly assist the drafting process.” – Malcolm A Clarke,
Journal of Contract Law, Volume 31, Part 3
“...an excellent book.
...Wayne Courtney has done a very good job of distilling centuries of English and Commonwealth case law on indemnities into a narrative that sets out the main principles of interpretation. His experiences as a practising lawyer and as an academic have undoubtedly contributed to making this a useful work.” – Mark Anderson,
“This is a scholarly text which covers in meticulous detail the full range of issues associated with indemnities: not simply the technical issues of their nature and their construction, but also the more practical issues of their breach and enforcement. The author fulfils the stated aim “to provide a coherent account of the construction and enforcement of promises of indemnity”. This is a valuable and landmark work which should be of immense assistance to commercial practitioners, litigators and judges alike when confronted by indemnity problems.” – Rohan Havelock,
New Zealand Business Law Quarterly
“Promises of indemnity are a commonplace in contracts of insurance and in other types of commercial contracts. This work (...) provides a detailed consideration of the law of indemnities. A text on this area of commercial enterprise is well overdue.” –
Banking and Finance