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Barry is a retired lorry driver who has just set up his own distribution service called 'Deliveries R Us'. Pencilbox PLC, his first customers, want to use Barry's service to deliver stationery to some of their retail outlets. They reached an agreement and a contract was signed whereby Barry would deliver a minimum of 3000 boxes of stationery for Pencilbox over the next 12 months. The contract was to commence on the 1st April. No maximum figure was specified in the contracts and a delivery charge of £1.00 per box was laid down by Barry.

Barry expected to deliver a higher amount than the minimum specified and so decided to take out a bank loan in order to upgrade his existing fleet of lorries.

However six months later, Pencilbox pic wanted to renegotiate the delivery charge threatening immediate withdrawal unless the charge was reduced to 50p per box. They also told him that they wanted him to enter a three year contract with 'Gadgets Ltd' a subsidiary of Pencilbox pic or they would terminate their business arrangement with his distribution service.

Barry has found that his distribution service hasn't been as busy as he believed it would be and so agreed to the new arrangements as he didn't want to lose their custom even though he was aware he would be making a lose on the contract with Gadgets Ltd.

Barry has asked for your advice. You are a junior partner of Patel and Brown Solicitors and have been asked by your senior to write a report on whether he can claim the lost monies for every delivery he made on the grounds that the modification made to the contract was due to improper pressure.

Answer: Regarding: Duress - For a contract to be binding the parties must voluntarily consent to it. Therefore if one party is forced to make the contract by violence or the threat of...

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Details: - Mark: 73% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 4749 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2007 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 474

Question: Aquafun Co is looking to purchase a new swimming pool complex to expand its operations into South West England. After a long search, a complex built in 1970, owned by Waterplanet, is found. Aquafun is particularly anxious that the council has no plans to develop or purchase the land adjoining the complex, and Waterplanet assures Aquafun that the council has no such plans. Aquafun hires a private inspector to examine the premises and the inspector finds no problems.

After the property is purchased, the city building inspector sees that the water pipes are completely rusted and will have to be replaced. Waterplanet was aware of this. Aquafun also learns that the council has plans to develop a waste treatment plant in the land adjoining the complex, and that Waterplanet was aware of these plans.

Advise Aquafun.

Contract Law (72%) - Misrepresentation and Terms Problem Essay (1st year LLB)

Answer: Introduction The problem that is posed is clearly a discussion relating to the law of misrepresentation & non-disclosure and terms. The claimant, Aquafun, may direct potential claims towards Waterplanet and the Private...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 3100 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1008

Question: The main object of damages for breach of contract is to put the plaintiff 'so far as money can do it … in the same situation … as if the contract had been performed' (Robinson v Harman (1848)).

Explain how this principle operates in practice, and discuss any exceptions that there may be to it.

Answer: The general principle of contractual damages is as stated in Robinson v Harman, and is in contrast to the position in tort, where the approach is normally to put the plaintiff in...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1534 | References: No | Date written: November, 1998 | Date submitted: November 30, 2009 | Coursework ID: 533


Khalil has decided to purchase a brand new car for, .Sobia, on the basis that she spends five hours studying a day on her A'level examinations. Khalil has entered into a contract
the garage so that he can collect the car the day before Sobia's birthday.

He arranged for the car to to be registered in Sobia's name and the free insurance which was offered with the car has also been registered for the benefit of Sobia. The car was not ready to collect on the agreed date.

Khalil has gone on holiday and Sobia, who has still not received the car, is attempting to enforce the contract on her own behalf. Can she do this?

Prepare a report a report for the attention of the senior legal adviser stating the results of your research and the advice that you intend to give. The report should focus particularly on consideration, privity (including the effect of recent legislation) and intention.

Gemma is 16, and is an ice skater and has signed a contract with a company that organises dance shows and performances on ice. This will involve her travelling to various parts of the world on tour. She will be paid a reasonable amount and the contract stated that she will be supervised at all times by a supervisor and not allowed to socialise outside the dance group.

Gemma's mother, Margaret has called in for advice. She wants to know whether this contract is enforceable.

Also, Margaret's husband Matthew, is recovery from a nervous breakdown. Is he free to enter into any contract without restrictions?

Answer: Terms of reference: Below I have compiled a report stating the results and advice that I intend to give to Sobia on her current circumstance. Particularly focusing on consideration, privity and intention....

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2285 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 472


Nazia is a student at Bradford College. Recently she bought an alarm clock from Price Right Stores. It cost twenty pounds but was not supplied with batteries. She uses it for several months without any problems.

Nazia booked a holiday to Turkey and set the alarm to go off at 5 a.m. on the day of departure. The alarm doesn't work and she oversleeps by several hours. She ends up missing the flight and having to pay for another flight in order to reach her destination.

She also bought a beaded evening bag from Price Right Stores for use at the Bradford College Ball. She is embarrassed when some of the beads fall off during the evening and the handle breaks.

Write a letter to Nazia advising her of her rights and remedies in respect of
Price Right Stores.

Answer: TASK 1: I am writing to you in regards to your inquiries regarding the alarm clock and the beaded bag from price right stores. From the information provided it is clear that...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3949 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 469

Question: McKendrick comments that, despite the enactment of the Minors' Contracts Act 1987, 'the rules of law remain in need of further rationalisation in an effort to provide a better balance between, on the one hand, the protection of minors and, on the other hand, the interests of those who deal in all good faith with them' (Contract Law.) Do you agree?

Answer: English law adopts a protective approach to the question of minors\\\' contracts (a ‘minor\\\' being any person under the age of 18). Those under the age of 18 are thought to need...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1384 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 19, 2009 | Coursework ID: 459

Question: Produce a reasoned argument in favour of changing or reforming any rule or doctrine which you have come across in the English law of contract.

Answer: In its most basic form Consideration is, as defined by Lord Dunedin in Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co., Ltd. v. Selfridge & Co., Ltd.: \" An act or forbearance of the one party,...

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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1507 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 10, 2010 | Coursework ID: 606


A band called 'The Illusionists' are performing their first UK tour. They have decided to
use Rochford Concert Hall (RCH), a newly constructed venue for their first night.

Tabby, the main singer was informed by the manager that the hall would hold 2500 people and that the acoustics were suitable for their performance and that they should have no problems. However the managers didn't mention the fact that due to licensing matters, the concert had to come to an end by 11.00 p.m.

The members of the band signed the contract of hire for the venue, and began to sell the tickets. They were pleased to hear that all 2500 tickets were sold very quickly.

However, on the night of the concert, only 1800 were admitted onto the premises on the instructions of the local police due to health and safety reasons. The police also informed the band that even though the tickets displayed the finishing time of the concert as 1 a.m. the licence of the venue only entitled them to be open until 11.00 p.m.

The setback resulted in 700 people demanding their money back due to not being allowed entry on the night and a large percentage asking for some reimbursement as the concert finished earlier than had been advertised on the tickets

Tabby and the other members of the band are seeking advice from the firm. You have been instructed to write a letter to 'The Illusionists' on the following issues.

a) Whether there was a duty to disclose information related to the licence of the

b) Did the manager's comments amount to misrepresentation?

c) Are there any remedies available to the band?

Answer: Even where a contract meets the four requirements it may not be binding if at the time the contract was made their where certain factors were present which means there was no...

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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3629 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 473

Question: What role does the intention to create legal relations play as a doctrine in modern contract law?

Answer: The intention to create legal relations (ICLR) is the point where parties engage in an action that they would take to court to ensure its completion. This is perhaps an over simplified...

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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1013 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2006 | Date submitted: April 05, 2011 | Coursework ID: 664

Question: Contract Law Case Study 2nd Year 70%

This case study concerns the formation of contracts via the internet on retail websites.
(Full scenario included in download)

Answer: In UK law, a contract is defined as a legally binding agreement between two or possibly more parties which, if it contains the necessary elements of a valid legal agreement, is enforceable...

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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1790 | References: No | Date written: March, 2010 | Date submitted: December 02, 2010 | Coursework ID: 624

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