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PRACTICE: Menu à la contract

12 April 2017  

James Popperwell and Nikolas Ireland examine a recent case looking at contract formation

The High Court’s recent decision in MacInnes v Gross [2017] provides a cautionary tale for those who conduct business without formal written contracts. It also provides a reminder of the law relating to contract formation, whether an intention to create legal relations has been established and the importance of certainty of key terms.


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    G Percy Trentham Ltd v Archital Luxfer Ltd [1993] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 25

    MacInnes v Gross [2017] EWHC 46 (QB)

    RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Muller GmbH & Co KG [2010] UKSC 14

    Wells v Devani [2016] EWCA Civ 1106

    Whitehead Mann Ltd v Cheverny Consulting Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 1303