Contract Law - Acceptance

This is a quiz about the acceptance of a contract and how this must be communicated.

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  • Created on: 21-05-09 08:50
What must acceptance be based on?
The exact terms of the offer and be final and unconditional
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What does the case of Felthouse -v- Bindley illustrate?
An offeror may not take silence for acceptance without prior agreement of offeree
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What does the case of Powell -v- Lee illustrate?
Acceptance must be communicated by someone authorised to accept
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Give an example of a case that illustrates acceptance by conduct
Brogden -v- Metropolitan Railway
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How is acceptance of a unilateral offer made?
Acceptance is by action rather than words and communication of intention to accept is waived
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When is a contract made when acceptance is communicated by post?
Generally made as soon as the acceptance letter is posted even if it is delayed or never received
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In which case was this rule established and in which case was this rule then applied?
Adams -v- Lindsell and Household Fire Insurance v Grant
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In Scottish law, what does the case of Dunmore -v- Alexander illustrate?
Where offer is accepted by post but rejection of offer sent by quicker method, there would be no valid contract
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What does the position appear to be where acceptance is communicated by modern methods of communication?
Where communication sent in normal office hours, it will have effect as soon as it is received, regardless of when it is actually read
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What does the case of Felthouse -v- Bindley illustrate?

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An offeror may not take silence for acceptance without prior agreement of offeree

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What does the case of Powell -v- Lee illustrate?

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Give an example of a case that illustrates acceptance by conduct

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How is acceptance of a unilateral offer made?

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