Therefore, there must be an agreement and it should be enforceable by law. Reciprocal Promises 2 f:
Balfour  2 KB Mr.
Balfour were enjoying leave in England. When the time came for Mr. Balfour to return to Ceylon where he was employed, the wife stayed back in England for health reasons. Balfour promised to pay her allowance every month for her maintenance. Balfour stopped paying when the differences arose and the wife sued her husband for allowance.
Lord Atkins explained that there should be intention between the parties to create a contract which was missing in the present case and the parties shall intend that they shall be attended by legal consequences. Dharmodas Ghose 30 IA He thereafter went on to file an action to cancel this mortgage.
However defendant pleaded that he should be allowed his money back relying upon Section 64 of Indian Contract Act which deals with voidable contracts. The Court held that the contract entered by a minor was void ab initio and not voidable.
Therefore the minor is not liable to pay any sum of money already advanced to him. His servant was sent to find out the child.
Meanwhile, the defendant through handbills proposed to pay Rs to anyone who find out the child. The servant found the child but came to know of the offer afterwards.
The servant then claimed for the award by filing an action in the court of law but it was dismissed on the principle- In order to constitute a contract, there must be acceptance of an offer and there can be no acceptance unless there is knowledge of the offer. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co 1 QB A company, through an advertisement, offered to pay British pounds to anyone who infects with epidemic influenza, cold or any other disease after using their Carbolic ball according to the directions.
A person who used it accordingly filed an action to recover the amount. The company contended that the offer was not made to anyone personally and hence they are not bound by the advertisement offer.
The contention was not accepted and it was observed that in cases of general offer, communication of acceptance is not necessary and it can be claimed by anyone who comes and performs the said condition.
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Brooks 2 KB A person named North went to a jewellery shop and purchased some ring in the name of another person Sir George Bollough and also issued the cheque in favour of him by this name. After verifying the address told by North of George in the directory, the shopkeeper allowed North to take a ring with him.The Indian Contract Act, (Act no.
9 of ) CONTENTS Preamble Preliminary 1 Short title 2 Interpretation clause Chapter I Of the communication, acceptance and revocation of proposals. The Indian Contract Act , Indian Bare Acts at alphabetnyc.com, a website for Indian Laws and bareacts, legal advice and law documents in India.
The Indian Contract Act, (Act no. 9 of ) CONTENTS Preamble Preliminary 1 Short title 2 Interpretation clause Chapter I Of the communication, acceptance and revocation of proposals. rows · Full text containing the act, Indian Contract Act, , with all the sections, schedules, . Jan 27, · The Indian Contracts Act , creates rights and duties between the contracting parties.
The parties are free to set the terms of contract. However, such rights and duties created must not be unlawful and must not infringe the legal principles.
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