Category Archives: Contract Law

Contract Law is the law of contracts and deals with the legal requirements to be followed while making a contract. We at Legal Bites provide you with study material on Contract Law to help you understand all the important concepts of the subject.

An agreement for partnership containing a clause that a partner shall not carry on any business other than that of the firm while he is a partner is void in view of section 27 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872.

Question: An agreement for partnership containing a clause that a partner shall not carry on any business other than that of the firm while he is a partner is void in view of section 27 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. [Gujarat JS 2020] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [An agreement for……...

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What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and performance of a contract? Indicate the different types of considerations supported by instances. In what circumstances can a valid agreement be made without consideration?

Question: What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and performance of a contract? Indicate the different types of considerations supported by instances. In what circumstances can a valid agreement be made without consideration? [RJS 1980-81] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and……...

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“Though consideration need not be adequate, it must be real. It must be something which is of some value in the eye of the law.” Briefly examine the statement.

Question: “Though consideration need not be adequate, it must be real. It must be something which is of some value in the eye of the law.” Briefly examine the statement. Give decided cases in support of your answer. [BJS 1984] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [“Though consideration need not be adequate, it……...

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Consideration | ‘A’, an old lady, granted an estate to her daughter ‘B’, with the condition that ‘B’ should pay an annuity of Rs. 5000/- to A’s brother, ‘C’…. ‘C’ sues ‘B’ for breach of contract. Decide giving reasons. Also, refer to decided cases.

Question: Consideration | ‘A’, an old lady, granted an estate to her daughter ‘B’, with the condition that ‘B’ should pay an annuity of Rs. 5000/- to A’s brother, ‘C’. On the same day, ‘B’ made a promise vis-a-vis an agreement with her uncle ‘C’ that she would pay the annuity as directed by her mother, ‘A’ Later……...

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Anticipatory breach | ‘A’, a singer contracts with ‘B’, the manager of a theatre for two nights every week during the next two months. ‘B’ agreed to pay ‘A’ Rs 500/- for every night. On the sixth night, ‘A’ wilfully absents from the theatre, and ‘B’ in consequence, rescinds the contract. Are ‘A’ and ‘B’ entitled to claim any compensation? If so, for what? And under what provisions of the law?

Question: Anticipatory breach | ‘A’, a singer contracts with ‘B’, the manager of a theatre for two nights every week during the next two months. ‘B’ agreed to pay ‘A’ Rs 500/- for every night. On the sixth night, ‘A’ wilfully absents from the theatre, and ‘B’ in consequence, rescinds the contract. Are ‘A’ and ‘B’ entitled to……...

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“The parties to a contract must either perform or offer to perform their respective promises unless such performance is dispensed with or excused under the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 or of any other law.” Explain the statement in light of the provisions of the Act relating to the performance of contracts.

Question: “The parties to a contract must either perform or offer to perform their respective promises unless such performance is dispensed with or excused under the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 or of any other law.” Explain the statement in light of the provisions of the Act relating to the performance of contracts. [BJS 1991] Find……...

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Reciprocal obligations | In a suit for damages for non-delivery of linseed upon a contract, the terms of which as to the payment were cash on delivery, part delivery had been made by the defendants, and a sum of Rs. 1,000/- had been paid on account, by the plaintiff. The plaintiffs then made a claim… Can the defendants rescind the contract? Decide.

Question: Reciprocal obligations | In a suit for damages for non-delivery of linseed upon a contract, the terms of which as to the payment were cash on delivery, part delivery had been made by the defendants, and a sum of Rs. 1,000/- had been paid on account, by the plaintiff. The plaintiffs then made a claim against the……...

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Obligation of parties to contract | ‘A’ promises to paint a picture for ‘B’ by a certain day at a certain price ‘A’ died before the day. Whether the contract can be enforced against A’s representatives?

Question: Obligation of parties to contract | A promises to paint a picture for B by a certain day at a certain price A died before the day. Whether the contract can be enforced against A’s representatives? [HJS 1984] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Obligation of parties to contract | ‘A’ promises……...

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Anticipatory breach of contract | ‘A’ was due to perform a contract on 1st May 1970, but on 20th April repudiated his obligation. On 26th April, the contract became illegal through a change in the law. ‘B’, the other party to the contract, filed a suit for breach of contract on 30th April 1970. Discuss.

Question: Anticipatory breach of contract | ‘A’ was due to perform a contract on 1st May 1970, but on 20th April repudiated his obligation. On 26th April, the contract became illegal through a change in the law. ‘B’, the other party to the contract, filed a suit for breach of contract on 30th April 1970. Discuss. [Punjab JS……...

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Discuss fundamental breach of contract.

Question: Discuss fundamental breach of contract. [HJS 1988, UPJS 1991] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Discuss fundamental breach of contract.] Answer It was a doctrine developed in the 1950s and early 1960s by the Court of Appeal that where one party had committed a fundamental breach of the contract, he was not……...

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