Law

What impact do lawyers have on Modern society?

What impact do lawyers have on Modern society

Lawyers have a huge impact on society. They protect our rights and help us when we need it. Lawyers are there to help us through the legal process, and make sure that we are treated fairly. They also work with the government to create laws that will benefit society as …

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Contents of a Contract

Contents of a Contract

The distinction between terms and mere representations Is a statement part of the contract? Statements made during negotiations leading to a contract may be either: Terms: that is, statements which form the express terms of the contract. As such they constitute promises as to the present truth of the statement, …

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Doctrine of Privity of Contract & Consideration

Doctrine of Privity of Contract & Consideration

Matters relevant to the doctrine of privity One part of the traditional approach, that is, that relating to conferring benefits, has recently been significantly changed by legislation, which is discussed below. In addition, there are a number of situations which fall outside the scope of the doctrine. Matters outside the …

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Vitiating Elements which Render a Contract Voidable

Vitiating Elements which Render a Contract Voidable

Significance of a contract being voidable The innocent party may, if he wishes, affirm the contract. Where the innocent party has not performed the contract, he may refuse to perform and rely on the misrepresentation, duress or undue influence as a defense. The misled or coerced party may rescind the …

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Exemption (Exclusion or Limitation) Clauses

Exemption (Exclusion or Limitation) Clauses

Incorporation This requirement applies to all terms, but has been interpreted strictly in the case of exemption clauses. A term may be incorporated into a contract by being. Exceptions Where the offered has been induced to sign as a result of misrepresentation. In Curtis v Chemical Cleaning Co (1951), the …

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