Contract Law Dictionary

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Agency Law

Agency Law

So much is, can and should be done via agents in today's complex international commercial world. This article gives you an "in's and out's" of this branch of the law; the law of agents and of agency. At the table are agents, principals and third-parties.

Contracts With Children

Contracts With Children
The law of children and their contracts .... voidable, but not always.

How To Write A Contract

How To Write A Contract
Aka Contract Writing 101 or, if the phrase wasn't trade-marked, Contract Writing for Dummies! Why write a comic book when you can pen a Stephen King?!

Part 1: Contract Law

Part 1: Contract Law - Introduction
Withdraw contract and the members of the human community are atoms that cannot effectively combine. Suppose contracts freely made and effectively sanctioned, and the most elaborate social organization become possible.

Part 2: Privity, Consent and the "Reasonable Man"

Part 2: Privity, Consent and the "Reasonable Man"
Contract law can be like quantum physics for the sub-Mensa among us: the more you analyze it, the less you understand it. However, that why we're here! In this instalment, we look at the all-important elements of privity, consent and what the law calls the "reasonable man", as if such a beast exists.

Part 3: Consideration & Deeds

Part 3: Consideration & Deeds
Consideration, in law, is a real pain in the neck, has little significance in the modern world and ought to have been abolished, as a necessary ingredient to a valid contract, years ago. Nobody can justify it much less explain it exactly ... until we came along, anyway.

Part 4: Offer & Acceptance

Part 4: Offer & Acceptance
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out an Offerree with something to sell or exchange and thus was great with Offer and she met an Offeror and they went together onto the City of Acceptance and there she brought forth her newborn Contract and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes of judicial enforcement.

Part 5: Mistake, Rectification & Misrepresentation

Part 5: Mistake, Rectification & Misrepresentation
Misteaks in kontracts rarly happen, espcially when smart, well-edukated lawyors are involved. But sometimes, not-very-smart non-lawyors do stuff in konttracts and then we smart lawyors have to come after them and try to fix their misteak. This is what this is about, down below there.

Part 6: Restraint of Trade, Assignment, Novation & Frustration

Part 6: Restraint of Trade, Assignment, Novation & Frustration
Restraint of trade, assignment, novation and frustration. What? Don't you know what these words mean in contract law? Of course not! That's why we're here!

Part 7: Interpretation of Contracts

Part 7: Interpretation of Contracts
Contra proferentem audi alteram partem de minimis non curat lex by or before 12 o'clock, Friday, October 32nd, 2018 notwithstanding. Huh?! Sometimes, contracts are written in a confusing way, subject to many interpretations. Here is the law's magic brew to resolve these problems.

Part 8: Time Limits, Breach & Remedies

Part 8: Time Limits, Breach & Remedies
Contract Law - Time Limits, Breach & Remedies. Contracts gone wild!