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Contract Law Directions

Contract Law Directions (8th edn)

Richard Taylor and Damian Taylor
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date: 28 September 2022

p. 172. Agreementlocked

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  • Richard Taylor
  •  and Damian Taylor


Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. A contract requires that the parties reach an agreement which normally consists of a matching offer and acceptance. This chapter discusses the following: the objective test of agreement; identifying an offer and acceptance; rejection, counter-offers and inquiries; communication of acceptance including the postal rule and the contrasting rule for revocation; mode of acceptance; the death of an offer; and unilateral contracts.

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