The doctrine of promissory estoppel is necessary to prevent unjust outcomes that may result from strict application of common law. Australian courts, however, have expanded the doctrine to the point where consideration is no longer relevant”.
Discuss the above statement, explaining the origins of the doctrine and what effects successive decisions by the Australian courts have had on it.
Your answer should include reference to a number of relevant cases, explaining the decisions of the court in each. You must use a number of reputable academic sources outside of the prescribed text and follow the AGLC guide for footnotes and bibliography.
Marks are specifically awarded for the above. Failure to conduct adequate research or to properly acknowledge sources may result in failing the assignment or further penalties.