Law of Contract: Essential requirements of contract, including privity of contract

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3.7 Essential requirements of contract, including privity of contract 

 

  • Offer: requirements of a valid offer, distinguishing offers from invitations to treat, communicating the offer, unilateral offers
  • Acceptance: rules of acceptance, communication of acceptance
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  • Consideration: rules of consideration including performance of an existing contractual duty, performance of an existing public duty, past consideration, part payment and promissory estoppel
  • Intention to create legal relations: social and domestic arrangements, commercial and business agreements
  • Privity of contract: the basic rule (only parties to a contract are bound to it and only the parties to a contract can derive rights and benefits from it), exceptions to the rule including common law exceptions (such as with collateral contracts and the use of restrictive convenants of land), and the effects of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 on privity of contract.
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