The Contract, a mutually respected agreement

The Contract

 

A contract is a voluntary agreement between two parties that must be met and is a legally binding. In the western world it is highly likely you may find yourself in a contract of some kind.  Contracts come in many forms such as a phone contract, employment or business to name a few.

 

English Contract Law

English contract law is a body of law regulating contracts in England and Wales. With its roots in the lex mercatoria and the activism of the judiciary during the industrial revolution. It shares a heritage with countries across the Commonwealth (such as Australia, Canada, India), and to a lesser extent the United States. It is also experiencing gradual change because of the UK’s membership of the European Union and international organisations like Unidroit. Any agreement that is enforceable in court is a contract. Because a contract is a voluntary obligation, in contrast to paying compensation for a tortand restitution to reverse unjust enrichment, English law places a high value on ensuring people have truly consented to the deals that bind them in court – wikipedia

 

History

The modern law of contract is primarily a creature of the industrial revolution and the social legislation of the 20th century. However, the foundations of all European contract law are traceable to obligations in Ancient Athenian and Roman law. While the formal development of English law began after the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror created a common law across England, but throughout the middle ages the court system was minimal. Access to the courts, in what are now considered contractual disputes, was consciously restricted to a privileged few. Through onerous requirements of pleading, formalities and court fees. In the local and manorial courts, according to English law’s first treatise by Ranulf de Glanville in 1188, if people disputed the payment of a debt they, and witnesses, would attend court and swear oaths (called a wager of law). They risked perjury if they lost the case, and so this was strong encouragement to resolve disputes elsewhere – wikipedia

 

Photography Tips:

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