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(3) Other events that serve to terminate the contract by operation of law.

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(3) Other events that serve to terminate the contract by operation of law.

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(3)     Other events that serve to terminate the contract by operation of law.

A contract may be terminated by operation of law in circumstances which amount to frustration. For example, statute may render further performance of the contract impossible. In R v Reilly [1934] AC 176, [1933] All ER Rep 179 it was held that the contract had been frustrated by the statutory repeal of the board that employed the employee. It was held that further performance had been rendered impossible by statute and the contract was frustrated.

On the other hand, it was held by Lord

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