Applicability of Traditional Rules to Electronic Contracts


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Assignment Title"While the Brinkibon v Stahag Stahl und StahlwarenhandelsgesellschaftGmbH [1983] 2 A.C. 34 decision affords some general guidance, experience to date shows that most web-based disputed contracts produce issues of formation, intention to create legal relations and contractual mistake. Basic principles of offer and acceptance have featured in several accounts of errors being made in relation to goods and services available in websites although, to date these disputes have not produced a judgment."Clark, Contract Law in Ireland, 7th Edn., 2013 p.30In light of the above statement, discuss to what extent traditional rules relating to offer, acceptance and intention to create legal relations can apply to electronic or online contracts.Refer in your answer to case law and academic commentary.Note this question is examining you on the topic of “Formulation of a Contract” and its relevant sub-topics. You are not required to critically analyse issues relating to contractual mistake.Submission Information and Presentation GuidelinesThe submitted assignment should be 2,000 words in length. This does not include reasonable footnotes. Referencing must be in accordance with the OSCOLA referencing system.Assignments should be typed in Size 12, Times New Roman Font, 1.5 spacing.Please submit via the link on the Law of Contract moodle page. Completed assignments must be uploaded as one document with the first page being the Assignment Cover Page (available on the Law of Contract moodle page).
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