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Question: ‘Property is a power relationship between people.’ How far is this statement true? Answer the question in your own words by reference to relevant reading you have done and your own thoughts.

Answer: Property is the right to possess, enjoy or use a determinant thing, and includes the right of excluding others from doing the same. The concept of ownership or property has no single...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1302 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 256

Question: 1. Discuss the concept of a contract. 2. Explain the objective test and give examples of cases where the principle was particularly relevant.

Answer: Young (1997, pg 1) defines a contract as “an agreement (usually between two people) giving rise to obligations which are enforced or recognised by law” . The Law of Contract in England...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1541 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 250

Question: 4. Hotdog contracts with Ivor to hire him his reception suite and to provide the catering for 200 guests for the wedding of Ivor's daughter Judy to Keith, which is to be held on the afternoon of 1st May. Ivor makes a pre-payment of £2000 and agrees to pay the balance of £5000 on the morning of the wedding. On 25th April, by which time Hotdog has made the wedding cake and procured supplies of champagne but has not prepared any of the food for the reception, Keith is very seriously injured in a road accident and admitted to hospital, where he lies in a coma. Ivor telephones this news to Hotdog on the same day and tells him that the wedding is off. Hotdog replies: "That's your business: you are paying me to put on a reception and so far as I'm concerned the show goes on." Hotdog prepares the food and makes all the other arrangements for the reception, but no guests come.

(i) Is Ivor entitled to the return of the £2000, or any sum?
(ii) Is Hotdog entitled to claim the £5000, or any sum?


High 2.1 essay, 66/100, 2nd year Contract law, Oxbridge

Answer: Ivor (I) is entitled to the return of the £2000 in (i) and Hotdog (H) is entitled to claim for the value of the wedding cake and champagne, but not the rest...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1087 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: January 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1029

Question: 4. Hotdog contracts with Ivor to hire him his reception suite and to provide the catering for 200 guests for the wedding of Ivor's daughter Judy to Keith, which is to be held on the afternoon of 1st May. Ivor makes a pre-payment of £2000 and agrees to pay the balance of £5000 on the morning of the wedding. On 25th April, by which time Hotdog has made the wedding cake and procured supplies of champagne but has not prepared any of the food for the reception, Keith is very seriously injured in a road accident and admitted to hospital, where he lies in a coma. Ivor telephones this news to Hotdog on the same day and tells him that the wedding is off. Hotdog replies: "That's your business: you are paying me to put on a reception and so far as I'm concerned the show goes on." Hotdog prepares the food and makes all the other arrangements for the reception, but no guests come.

(i) Is Ivor entitled to the return of the £2000, or any sum?
(ii) Is Hotdog entitled to claim the £5000, or any sum?


High 2.1 essay, 66/100, 2nd year Contract law, Oxbridge

Answer: Ivor (I) is entitled to the return of the £2000 in (i) and Hotdog (H) is entitled to claim for the value of the wedding cake and champagne, but not the rest...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1087 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: January 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1028

Question: What is the general rule about recovery of money or property transferred under an illegal contract? What are the exceptions?

Answer: If the courts have found that a contract is unenforceable because it is illegal, they are reluctant to allow it to be used in any way as the basis of a legal...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 727 | References: No | Date written: November, 1999 | Date submitted: November 28, 2009 | Coursework ID: 532

Question: On Monday, Jane & Louise, members of the local tennis club, are discussing the possible sale of Jane’s mobile home. Jane is intending to emigrate to New Zealand and therefore tells Louise: “You can have it for £14,500 provided you can arrange for its removal by this Friday”. Louise says that she will think about it. Discuss the contractual position between Jane and Louise in the following three separate situations. 1 - Louise signs a contract with LegIt & Co to move Jane’s mobile home on Thursday to a new site. Louise posts a letter of acceptance to Jane on Wednesday, at 5.00pm. On the same evening Jan telephones Louise to say that she has changed her mind and will not be selling. 2 - On Thursday Louise e-mails Jane at work and formally accepts the offer of sale at £14.500 but adds: “I suppose there is no chance of moving it on the Saturday instead?” Jane only reads the e-mail after leaving a recorded message on Louise’s answering machine in which she withdraws her offer. 3 - On Wednesday Louise, is told by a member of the local tennis club that Jane’s application to emigrate to New Zealand has been refused. Louise immediately sends a fax to Jane’s place of work in which she accepts Jane’s offer. It transpires that Jane had sent a text message to Louise’s mobile phone, which read: “Sorry but the mobile home is no longer for sale.”

Answer: The significant feature here is that the offeror did not prescribe a mode of acceptance. Under Byrne & Co v Leon Van Tienhoven & Co Jane would be in a vulnerable position...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2030 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 285

Question: ‘There is no real agreement about the true basis of the requirements of consideration for a valid contract; the case law often seems to turn on arbitrary distinctions.’ Assess the validity of this claim.

Answer: The proposition described above questions the validity of the ‘doctrine of consideration’ and its presence within the law of contract. The doctrine of consideration seems to have developed out of the judiciary’s...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1251 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 265

Question: ‘In the cases where the issue is litigated, it seems likely that one party intended to a legal agreement and the other wanted the agreement to be merely morally binding. This contradiction removes any possibility of justifying the limits of contracts on the basis of the joint intent of the parties. We are forced to the conclusion that the courts must rely on hidden policy considerations when determining the intentions of the parties’ Critically assess the doctrine of intention to create legal relations in the light of the above statement and relevant legal developments.

Answer: The idea that parties must have an intention to be bound by the terms of their agreement is known generally as the ‘doctrine of intention to create legal relations.’ After first being...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1424 | References: Yes | Date written: May, 2006 | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 254

Question: ‘The law in relation to misrepresentation drives a ‘coach and four’ through the hallowed principle of caveat emptor.’ Justify this claim.

Answer: ‘Caveat emptor’, literally means ‘buyer beware’ , and refers to the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made ....


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1898 | References: No | Date written: December, 2002 | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 253

Question: From Beswick v. Beswick [1968] AC 58 to White v. Jones [1995] 1 All ER 691 the judges have valiantly tried to avoid the doctrine of privity where justice has demanded that a remedy be granted. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) legislation is long overdue.

Discuss.

Answer: “...the English law of contract is far from perfect. ...The most serious structural defect... is the privity rule”. For many years, both lawyers and academics have regularly attacked the application of the...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3572 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2004 | Date submitted: October 10, 2008 | Coursework ID: 19


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