Contract Law - Problem Question

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NOTTINGHAM LAW SCHOOL LL.B 2012-2013

LL.B – DISTANCE LEARNING

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Subject:Law of Contract……………………… Coursework Number: Two

Date of Submission: 6th January, 2013

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Tech Ltd hired extra electricians and worked longer hours to complete the installation as agreed on 20th December.

Keith also entered into a contract with Office Ltd who agreed to supply twenty flipcharts for the conference. The contract price was £1,000 and the flipcharts were delivered on 21st December.

On 22nd December, one of Keith's employees fell ill and was unable to hand out welcome packs to the delegates. Keith approached his friend Simon, who often helped out at conferences, and asked whether he would step in and hand out the welcome packs. Simon agreed and handed out the materials. The next day Keith promised to pay Simon £50 for his trouble.

The Christmas conference period was not as lucrative as Keith had anticipated and as a result was unable to pay Office Ltd the full £1,000. Office Ltd, who were also in financial difficulties, agreed to accept payment of £750 in full settlement.
Office Ltd are now seeking to recover the outstanding £250 owed by Keith.

Keith is also refusing to pay the extra £2,000 promised to Tech Ltd and Simon is also seeking to recover the £50 promised by Keith.

Advise Keith.

Although all connected by the e-learning conference, the contracts made by Keith with Tech Ltd and with Office Ltd, and the agreement he made with Simon should legally be seen as three distinct and separate issues. For that reason, I will consider them here in turn.

Keith v Tech Ltd
The issue here is whether Keith should

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