Forming enforceable contracts

Forming enforceable contracts guidance:

This Practice Note considers agreements to agree, and why an agreement to agree certain contractual terms at a future date has traditionally been held to be...

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Background to the CRA 2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and provided for a major overhaul and rationalisation of...

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A contract will only be capable of being enforced if it has been accepted. This Practice Note considers what may amount to acceptance, how it may be communicated and when...

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Two types of agent's authority to contract on behalf of its principal In the context of contract law, 'authority' is the power an agent has to affect the legal relations...

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This Practice Note considers contracting authority under the law of England and Wales, which is an essential component of contract formation. It considers general...

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In English law, there is a presumption that everyone has a capacity to contract. However, if you are a minor or you lack the necessary mental capacity or you are a...

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The terms of an agreement may be so vague or uncertain as to be meaningless and therefore unenforceable. However, where parties have reached agreement, a court will...

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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable. A promise will only...

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An intention to create legal relations is required There are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because, though supported by...

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This Practice Note considers the requirements for a legally binding offer. In so doing, it considers: • what we mean by 'offer' • how to distinguish an offer from an...

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Note: this Practice Note is concerned only with the creation of binding legal relations by way of contract (whether in writing or orally) and is not concerned with those...

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Click here to download the latest Commercial Contracts 2019 report 2019, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are...

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This Practice Note summarises the key elements of guarantees and indemnities, the circumstances in which they are used, issues that beneficiaries and lenders should...

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This Practice Note considers heads of terms (also known as a memorandum of understanding (MoU), letter of intent (LOI), comfort letter, pre-contract protocol, term sheet...

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