Contract formation – beware the pitfalls

Recorded on: 24/04/2023

The principles of contract formation are well known but parties still regularly find themselves forming a contract inadvertently following informal communications or resulting from their conduct. In this webinar, the long-established principles will be examined via a series of recent cases.

Topics will include: 

Basic principles

  • Offer
  • Acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Intention to create legal relations

 Subject to contract

  • When should this phrase be used and what is its effect in practice?
  • Joanne Properties v Moneything [2020] EWCA Civ 1541
  • What other alternatives are available?
  • How does this issue apply to Heads of Terms, Heads of Agreement, Letters of Intent and Memoranda of Understanding?

Agreements to agree

  • Lack of agreement over essential terms
  • Cooper v Dnata Catering [2022] EWHC 2216 (Comm)

Battle of the forms

  • Last shot always wins – or does it?
  • TRW v Panasonic [2021] EWHC 19 (TCC)


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