The Agreement

Jack Beatson, Andrew Burrows and John Cartwright

in Anson's Law of Contract

Edition 30

Published on behalf of © J. Beatson, A. Burrows, and J. Cartwright 2016

Published in print May 2016 | ISBN: 9780198734789
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191799372 | DOI:
The Agreement

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A contract consists of an actionable promise or promises. Every such promise involves at least two parties, a promisor and a promisee, and an outward expression of common intention and of expectation as to the declaration or assurance contained in the promise. This outward expression of a common intention and of expectation normally takes the form of an agreement. This chapter discusses the establishment of an agreement by offer and acceptance; uncertain and incomplete agreements; and the intention to create legal relations.

Keywords: contract law; English law; agreements; promise; offer; acceptance; legal relations

Chapter.  26832 words. 

Subjects: Contract Law

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