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Anson, William R./Brierly, J. L., Principles of The English Law of Contract and of Agency in its Relation to Contract

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Anson, William R./Brierly, J. L., Principles of The English Law of Contract and of Agency in its Relation to Contract
Content

Part. I. Formation of Contract

Chapter II - The Promise

6. The Offer must be one which in its natural meaning may be taken to contemplate, and which is capable of creating, legal relations

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An offer, again, must be capable of creating legal relations. It is for the parties to See to it that the offer is such that, when it is accepted, a contract is formed; the Courts, as we have seen, will not constrtuct a contract for them out of terms which are indefinite or illusory . A bought a horse from X and promised that 'if the horse was lucky to him he would give £5 more or the buying of another horse': it was held that such a promise was too loose and vague to be considered in a court of law.

Referring Principles
Trans-Lex Principle: IV.2.1 - Contractual consent
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