AN UNCOMMON MISTAKE?
Author: EDELMAN, JAMES
Source: King's Law Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, 2004 , pp. 127-132(6)
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Abstract:What is the effect of a serious mistake shared by two contracting parties at the time when they enter the contract? Until the decision of the Court of Appeal in Great Peace Shipping Ltd v Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd the answer depended upon the seriousness of the mistake. Common mistakes of no great significance had no effect on a contract; “fundamental” mistakes made a contract voidable at the election of either party; common mistakes which made the quality of the subject matter essentially different from what it was supposed to be, made a contract void.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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