Mistake may be made a ground for relief by statute, for example, in relation to the assessment of a solicitor's costs1, or in income tax matters2; however, an agreement between the Inland Revenue and a taxpayer is subject to the ordinary law of rectification of contracts3.
Mistake may also be a ground for relief where it occurs in the legal process itself, as when an appearance is entered in a claim by mistake4, or money is paid into court by mistake5, or money
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