Contract law

We enter into contracts every day, whether we are using a service, having a drink in a bar or buying a bus ticket. Since there are very few contracts that the law requires to be in writing, most contracts we enter into in our daily lives are not in writing.

Contract law can be very complex. A contract as defined by the dictionary is:

  1. A written or spoken agreement intended to be enforceable by law
  2. To enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
  3. Becoming liable to pay (considerationo)

Contract law in very simple terms could be viewed as the following; enforcement of promises, enabling transactions of goods, products, services or money and a form of regulation in the provision of goods and/or services.

With contracts forming a part of every day life the reasons for needing them can be vast. We can help with existing contracts, or on request we can draft contracts you require.

Statutes:

  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994
  • Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Other Relevant Statutes

Cases:

  • Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.
  • High Trees Case
  • And Other Latest Case Laws