Chapter

Agreement

Richard Taylor and Damian Taylor

in Contract Law Directions

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of © Richard Taylor and Damian Taylor 2017

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780198797739
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191839085 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198797739.003.0002

Series: Directions

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Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. A contract requires that the parties reach an Agreement which normally consists of a matching offer and acceptance. This chapter discusses the following: the objective test of agreement; identifying an offer and acceptance; rejection, counter-offers, and inquiries; communication of acceptance including the postal rule and the contrasting rule for revocation; mode of acceptance; the death of an offer; and unilateral contracts.

Keywords: contracts; offer; acceptance; objective approach; agreements; communication; postal rule; revocation; unilateral contracts

Chapter.  20744 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Contract Law

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