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File 1
Khalil has decided to purchase a brand new car for, .Sobia, on the basis that she spends five hours studying a day on her A'level examinations Khalil has entered into a contract
the garage so that he can collect the car the day before Sobia's birthday. He arranged for the car to be registered in Sobia's namg and the free insurance which was offered with the car has also been registered for the benefit of Sobia. The car was not ready to collect on the agreed dafe. Khalil has gone on holiday and Sobia, who has still not received the car, is attempting to enforce the contract on her own behalf. Can she do this?

Prepare a report for the attention of the senior legal adviser stating the results of your
research and the advice that you intend to give. The report should focus particularly on
consideration, privity (including the effect of recent legislation) and intention.

File 2
Gemma is 16, and is an ice skater and has signed an employment contract with a company that organizes dance shows and performances on ice. This will involve her travelling to various parts of the world on tour.

She will be paid a reasonable amount and the contract stated that she will be supervised at all times by a supervisor and not allowed to socialise outside the dance group.
Gemma's mother, Margaret, has called in for advice. She wants to know whether this contract is enforceable. Also, Margaret's husband Matthew, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Is he free to enter into any contract without any restrictions?

Answer: Terms of reference:
Below I have compiled a report stating the results and advice that I intend to give to Sobia on her
current circumstance. Particularly focusing on consideration, privity and intention.
Findings:
For contract to be binding there must be four elements theses are offer, acceptance, consideration and intention to create a legal relationship. If any of the above is missing, then there is no contract to speak of.
Form the case we know that there was an offer and acceptance between Khalil and Sobia and Khalil and the garage. Khalil offered to get Sobia a car if she spent five hours studying a day and Sobia accepted the offer because he has bought her a car. Garage has offered Khalil a car which he acceptance.
What we have to look at know is whether there is any consideration between the parties....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 2285
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1446

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