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In answering this Q&A, we have set out the general approach to the postal rule and have not addressed any specific considerations that may be relevant for a particular type of notice.
The postal rule is a rule relating to offer and acceptance in contractual matters. The rule applies only where postal use is reasonable: Henthorn v Fraser and provides that acceptance by post takes place when the letter of acceptance is posted, not when it is received or the acceptance comes to the attention of the offeror: Adams v Lindsell (1818) 1 B & Ald 681, 106 ER 250 (not reported by LexisNexis®). It is based upon the notional equation of the posting of a letter with its
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