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Contract Law pp 307-313 | Cite as

Capacity

  • Ewan McKendrick
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series

Abstract

Adults of sound mind have full contractual capacity. On the other hand, minors, the mentally incapacitated and companies have limited contractual capacity. In the case of minors and the mentally incapacitated, contract law seeks to protect such persons from the consequences of their own inexperience or inability. The limitations placed upon the contractual capacity of companies raise rather different issues, to which we shall return at 16.4.

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© Ewan McKendrick 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewan McKendrick
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  1. 1.University College LondonUK

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