Contract Law - Ending an Offer

An unaccepted offer does not continue indefinitely and will end at some point - this is important as an offer cannot be accepted after it ends.

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What does the case of Dickinson -v- Dodds illustrate?
The offeree must be informed of the revocation which can come from a third person if
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When can a unilateral offer be revoked?
Until such time as the offeree has started to perform the act requested in the offer
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The case which illustrates this point is...
Errington -v- Errington
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What does rejection of an offer do?
Ends the offer which cannot then be accepted unless the other party agrees
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What is the general rule of the 'battle of the forms'?
The last party to send its terms 'wins' as each redraft acts as a new offer which cancels out the former
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What complications arise where a second offer is made before the first has been accepted?
The second offer may revoke the first by implication if significantly different and clearly intended to revoke the first offer
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What is the leading case relating to the above situation?
Pickfords Ltd -v- Celestica Ltd
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Unless open for a specific period of time, when does an offer end?
After a 'reasonable time' depending on what the contract is based upon
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