Chapter

Agreement

Richard Taylor and Damian Taylor

in Contract Law Directions

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of © Richard Taylor and Damian Taylor 2015

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780198718482
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191794261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198718482.003.0002

Series: Directions series

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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; 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.  19536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Contract Law

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