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Question: Critically assess the concept of intention to create legal relations in respect of domestic and social agreements.

Answer: For an agreement to be legally enforceable contract the parties must have had an intention to create a legal relation. An intention to create a legal relation is judged objectively as to whether the parties would have intended to go to court if the agreement was not fulfilled. The general rule is that domestic and social arrangements are not intended to create legal relations. The English courts adopted the outcome of Balfour and Balfour. In this case a husband had agreed to give his wife £30 a month whilst she was in England. After the separated the husband stopped giving the money but the wife attempted to argue that they had entered into a contract, so he had to continue giving her £30 a month. Lord Atkin concluded that they ‘did not intend agreement to attend by legal consequence......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 929 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 28, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1062

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