is Professor Denis SK Ongâ€™s sixth treatise in the field of equity. With its rigorous, yet accessible, approach to this complex area of law Ong on Contribution is a perfect supplement to his earlier acclaimed works: Trusts Law in Australia (now in its 4th edition), Ong on Equity, Ong on Specific Performance, Ong on Subrogation and Ong on Rescission.
The text offers a thorough study of the doctrine of contribution at common law and in Equity (though it does not deal with contribution between tortfeasors). Topics addressed include: an exploration of the fact that co-ordinate liabilities are essential to the right of contribution; the right of contribution between co-sureties; the right of contribution between co-insurers; and the right to contribution in relation to bills of exchange.
As in his earlier works, the book offers a succinct exposition of all the key relevant principles of law, facilitated by a careful analysis of all the leading authorities. To assist the reader, the essential passages of judgments under consideration are reproduced.
Table of Cases Table of Statutes
1. Right of Contribution at Common Law and in Equity
2. Co-ordinate Liabilities Essential to Right to Contribution
5. Co-Sureties in Respect of Bills of exchange
6. Other Categories of Contribution
Denis Ong is a Professor of Law at Bond University. He has been teaching Equity and Trusts for over 35 years, at the Australian National University, Macquarie University and Bond University. Prior to his appointment at Bond University, he was Head of the Law School at Macquarie University from 1987-1989. In addition to Equity and Trusts he is also interested in the Law of Secured Transactions.