44. Contracts required to be in writing.

44.     Contracts required to be in writing.

Oral evidence is admissible to make out a case for rectification of a contract1 if there are no written instructions in existence2 and notwithstanding statutory provisions requiring contracts to be in writing3, and also notwithstanding that the party who adduces that evidence is claiming specific performance of the rectified contract4. The contract when rectified becomes a document sufficient to satisfy the statutory requirements5. Where a contract for the sale or other disposition of an interest in land satisfies specified conditions6 by reason