Contractual Rights and Obligations

  • W. T. Major
Part of the Macmillan Professional Masters book series


When a plaintiff sues a defendant for breach of contract he must allege that the defendant entered into a contract with him. If the defendant is able to prove that there was, in fact, no contract, then the plaintiff will fail. There is a set of legal rules governing the essential ingredients of a contract. Those will be applied in order to resolve the question whether there was a contract. These rules are concerned with the concept of agreement, of consideration and of intention to create legal relations. It is well to remember, when reading the paragraphs dealing with agreement, consideration and intention, that these concepts have their great significance when the question is raised: Is there a contract?


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© W. T. Major 1990

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