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Question: 'Intention to create legal relations could be used to replace the doctrine of consideration. There is no reason in principle why a gratuitous promise seriously meant should not be enforced.' Critically evaluate this statement.

Answer: Before looking at if the intention to create legal relations should be used to replace consideration, it is important to look at how these doctrines fit into the essential elements in a...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2299 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 264

Question: Jack has a contract with Acme Builders. Acme Builders are to lay out Jack’s driveway in fancy paving blocks at a cost of £2,000. Jack has agreed that prior to the commencement of the work he will lift and remove the existing two rows of slabs....With full reference to authority advise Jack.

Answer: This case study is concerned with Contract, more specifically the materiality of a breach of contract, and the remedies thus allowable. In order to come to a conclusion in this area, we...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2143 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 1996 | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 260

Question: Examine the case of Williams v Roffey and Nicholls LTd. What can be concluded about the doctrine of consideration and the circumstances where the rule does not apply?

Answer: Within this essay I will discuss the issue raised, that is the contractual agreement entered into between Williams and Roffey Bros contractors.I will begin the discussion with a brief explanation of what...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2698 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 74

Question: Does The Law Of England And Wales Need A Doctrine Of Common Mistake?

Answer: “In the law of contract two things regularly recur, respect for the sanctity of contract and the need to give effect to the reasonable expectations of honest men.” This statement highlights the...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2666 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 73

Question: To what extent do judges establish the existence of a contract based solely on the intention of the parties?

Answer: A contract is an agreement between two or more parties with specific terms which provide something beneficial or valuable to each party. In common law legal systems, a contract is an agreement...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 845 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2014 | Date submitted: December 18, 2015 | Coursework ID: 945

Question: X, the MD of XYZ Building Services Ltd, is considering drafting a standard set of terms and conditions to use in contracts with his customers. Write a report for him explaining (1) What steps he needs to take to ensure that the standard terms are in fact part of any contract he makes with a customer (2) The extent to which he is free to include any term he wants in his standard terms and (3) The provisions of contract law about termination and breach of contract which he may wish to take into account when drafting his standard terms.

Answer: In order for the customer and XYZ to be bound by standard terms and conditions there should be a set of criterion filled. These conditions should be treated as exclusion clauses as...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1462 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2005 | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 290

Question: 'As I understand the law, there is no need to look for strict offer and acceptance. You should look at the correspondence as a whole and at the conduct of the parties and see therefore whether the parties have come to an agreement on everything that is material.’ Lord Denning M R Gibson v Manchester City Council (1979) 1 WLR 520(CA) To What Extent Is This A Correct Statement Of The Law?

Answer: The traditional view of forming an agreement is that there should be a matching offer and acceptance for there to be a binding contract. However, this has been challenged in recent years...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 767 | References: Yes | Date written: April, 2002 | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 282

Question: ‘English law probably does and certainly should recognise a duty to bargain in good faith.’ Discuss.

Answer: In many legal systems there exists a duty for the parties to act in good faith, however English Law has not explicitly adopted this principal. In this essay I will examine whether...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1180 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 277

Question: Can performance of existing duty amount to consideration?

Answer: Existing duty, does it amount to consideration? Initially we need to understand what consideration means. Consideration is a benefit to the promisor, a detriment to the promisee or both. In Currie v...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1590 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2004 | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 266

Question: To what extent, if any, can the courts ensure the fairness of contracts by inserting implied terms?

Answer: Fairness of contracts can be defined in two ways. Firstly, fairness can be defined in a way such that both parties follow strictly on what they have agreed or intended to agree...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2060 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 263


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