Contract Law - Offers & Agreements Cases

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"What would the reasonable man have concluded from the events?" - Objective Test of Agreement
The Hannah Blumenthal [1983]
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Adverts are generally ITT's
Partridge v Crittendon [1968]
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Explicit Adverts are sometimes considered offers (e.g "first three buyers")
Lefkowitz v Greater Minneapolis Surplus Store US [1957]
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Showing an intention to act on a advert makes it an offer (£1000 in bank)
Carlil v Carbolic Smoke Ball [1892]
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Shops Displays are generally ITT's
Boots Cash Chemists [1953] & Fisher v Bell [1961]
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Auctions are generally ITT's/Unless without reserve
British Car Auctions v Wright [1972] / Warlow v Harrison [1859]
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Requests for tenders are ITT's/Unless stated highest to be accepted
Blackpool & Fyfe Aeroclub [1990] / Harvela Investments [1886]
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An offer requires an intention to be bound
Harvey v Facey [1893]
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Cannot accept in ignorance of offer
Tinn v Hoffman & Co [1873]
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Postal Acceptance Rule
Adams v Linsell [1818]
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PAR does not apply if would lead to absurdity
Holwell Securities [1974]
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PAR does not apply to revocation of offers
Henthorn v Fraser [1892]
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PAR means acceptance does not need to arrive
Household Fire and Carriage Accident Insurance [1878]
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Offeror can prescribe mode of acceptance
Manchester DCE v Gibson [1970]
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Offers can be accepted by conduct, but generally not silence
Felthouse v Brindley [1862]
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Revocation is not allowed after acceptance of an offer
Byrne and Co. v Van Tieerhoven [1880]
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Revocation can be communicated by reliable third parties
Dickinson v Dodds [1876]
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Revocation of Unilateral offers must be reasonably published
Shuey v US [1875] USA
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Offers can have time limits
Dickinson v Dodds [1876]
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Offers always lapse after a "reasonable time"
Ramsgate Victoria Hotel v Montefirore [1866]
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Deposits keep open time limits
Routledge v Grant [1852]
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Offers cannot be withdrawn once completion has begun
Errington v Errington [1952]
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Counter offers destroy original offer
Hyde v Wrench [1840]
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Card 2

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Adverts are generally ITT's

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Partridge v Crittendon [1968]

Card 3

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Explicit Adverts are sometimes considered offers (e.g "first three buyers")

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Showing an intention to act on a advert makes it an offer (£1000 in bank)

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Shops Displays are generally ITT's

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Preview of the front of card 5
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