Questions On Common Law Assignment

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Name: Raveel Saleem Khan Student ID: 18575304 Subject: Introduction to Business Law and Ethics Topic: Common Law Assignment Lecture Leader: Maya Lecture Day and Time: Thursday 1.00 pm Lecture Location: HU3 404 Word Count Less References: 1450 Common Law Assignment Is there an enforceable contract between Samantha and Julie? Issue Samantha wants Julie to deliver her an order of sandwiches and cakes for 100 people. Both Samantha and Julie negotiated over time and at last finalized the deal. The question however arises as whether the contract they have entered into is a legally enforceable one or not. Rule For making a contract it is important that an offer must be placed by one party and accepted by the other. This offering and…show more content…
Consideration is referred as the offering of something in exchange of the thing offered by the other party. Consideration forms an essential element that secures the adherence of party to the contract. A reasonable care however is required from the parties to ascertain the object which is being contracted about to prevent any ambiguities or the parties are liable to face consequences . Application A contract is said to be supported when each of the parties aiming to enter into contract promises to make a consideration. Promises must be made from both sides and there must be an exchange of something that law deems valuable or substantial . For instance, promises made out of love or affection does not really constitute consideration. The fact that Samantha approached Julie and offered her the order for making sandwiches and cakes for 100 people is supported by the consideration in which Julie promised to deliver this in exchange of $500. There has been an exchange promised and a detriment is evident for both the parties. Samantha is receiving a benefit of cake and sandwiches while Julie $500; this forms a consideration. Conclusion Provided the fact there is an offer accepted supported with consideration, the contract formed between them is therefore a legally binding and enforceable contract. Assuming there is an enforceable contract between Julie and Samantha, does Samantha need to pay $100 to Julie’s mother Martha?
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