Contract Case Law: Acceptance


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Contract Case Law: Acceptance

  1. 1. Contract: Acceptance Case Law
  2. 2. Neale v Merret (1930)Held: The purported acceptance was not in factacceptance but a counter offer.
  3. 3. Felthouse v Bindley (1862)Held: Because the nephew had notcommunicated his acceptance there was nocontract.
  4. 4. Eliason v Henshaw [1819]Held: an American Case where it was stipulatedacceptance needed to be by a wagon.
  5. 5. Powell v Lee (1908)Held: The acceptance was not valid because theclerk did not have authority to accept the offer.
  6. 6. Brogden v Metropolitan Railway (1877)Held: Acceptance had been made by conduct
  7. 7. Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co 1893Held: a unilateral offer was an exception to thegeneral rule that an advert will amount to aninvitation to treat. In unilateral contractsacceptance is completed by action. The act isthe form of acceptance.
  8. 8. Adams v Lindsell (1881)Held: This case established the postal rule.
  9. 9. Household Fire Assurance v Grant (1879)Held: Acceptance had taken place as soon as itwas posted.