Legal Rules that Involve the Sell of Ambassador Desks

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Legal Rules that Involve the Sell of Ambassador Desks

Dear Sir or Madam,

In response to your letter for legal advice involving the sale of one particular type of desks the 'Ambassador'. This case has been analysed into a number of points involving the Law of Contract.

In order for a contract to be enforceable under English Law by an action in the civil courts, there must be a valid offer and acceptance.

An offer may be made to a particular person or, in some cases, to the world at large.

A valid offer is a clear statement of the terms on which party (the offeror) is prepared to do business with another party (the offeree), provided to be capable of acceptance, the offer must
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There was, therefore, no contract between parties" (Keenan, 1997 pp.15).

On The 4th February, you posted a letter to Evans Furniture Ltd. to communicate your acceptance of the offer. However, there was no communication of acceptance because you did not speak to them directly and Evans Furniture cannot say to you "I shall assume you have accepted my offer unless I hear to the contrary".

An acceptance, to be binding, must also be communicated. This generally means that the offeror must know that the acceptance has been made. In Entores Ltd. & Miles Far East Corporation (1955)4 it was held that "Where communication is instantaneous, as where parties are face to face or speaking on the telephone, acceptance must be received by the offeror"(Keenan, 1997 pp.16-17).

Communication by post

If the post is a proper and reasonable method of communication between parties, then acceptance is deemed complete immediately of an acceptance is posted, even if is delayed or is lost or destroyed in the post so that it never reaches the offeror, provided that it is properly stamped, addressed and placed in a post receptacle or handed to a person entitled to receive Her Majesty's mail. Adams & Lindsell (1818)5 `s case can be made reference.

You posted a letter of
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