Daniel owned a home in Castle Hill and wanted to have the area around his new swimming pool paved and landscaped. He contracted with Brandon, a local landscaper, for the work to be done on the basis that Daniel would supply, at his own expense, all the necessary plants, materials and supplies, and that Brandon would supply the labour and any equipment and machinery necessary to do the job. Brandon’s fee under the contract was $40,000, to be paid upon completion of the work. In the course of the work it was realised that Daniel had over-ordered a number of expensive and exotic flowering shrubs. When Brandon asked what Daniel wanted done with them, he replied that Brandon could keep them. Brandon duly had the flowering shrubs planted on his own property, thereby considerably enhancing the value of his home. A month later, when all the work was done, Brandon presented his account for payment to Daniel. Daniel asked if Brandon would accept $25,000 in full settlement of the account, explaining that he had just received a notice from the local council requiring him to upgrade the fence around his swimming pool, in line with new legislation, before it could be certified for use. Daniel further explained that, if Brandon accepted a reduction in his contract fee, Daniel would be able to get his fencing contractor to complete the work the next day, and thus Daniel would be relived from having to approach his bank for a loan. This would take some time to approve, and would potentially delay the fencing work, and the compliance certificate for the pool, by about a month. Brandon, who had earlier appreciated the flowering shrubs that Daniel had given him, decided that he would accept the $25,000 in full settlement of the account. Daniel immediately paid Brandon the $25,000. Five days later, Brandon received an unexpected courier delivery of a case containing half a dozen bottles of expensive Irish whiskey. A note attached to it read: You wouldn’t believe it, but two days after the fence was completed and paid for, I won over $500,000 on Lotto! My family and I plan to spend the next few months holidaying in Europe. So, it’s live and let live. The booze is a token of my appreciation for the excellent work you did. Cheers Daniel. Brandon now feels that Daniel should pay him the full amount of his fee on the landscaping contract. Using IRAC, advise Brandon on his prospects of recovering the $15,000, and in doing so, discuss fully all relevant legal issues that arise in these circumstances. Your answer must be supported with relevant case law authorities.