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Question: Explain the differences between ‘duress’ and ‘undue influence’. Do both categories
together amount to a law against unconscionable contracts?

Answer: Duress and undue influence are connected, in that they both deal with a state of affairs in which a person enters into a contract when, if left to his or her own devices, he or she probably would not have done so. In other words, the contract is made within the context of some external pressure or obstruction. Equally, there are significant differences between them, and it is probably not accurate to regard them as simply aspects of a wider legal framework prohibiting unconscionable bargains.......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: 74% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1706 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2009 | Date submitted: October 19, 2010 | Coursework ID: 799

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