Title

Mistake in Contract Law: Two Recent Cases

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

The doctrine of mistake in contract law has had a chequered history. Indeed, its very existence has been questioned (see, e.g., Slade, (1954) 70 L.Q.R. 385 and Atiyah and Bennion, (1961) 24 M.L.R. 421). But, like a bad penny that will not go away, the doctrine remains stubbornly embedded in the contractual landscape and has in fact witnessed a small revival of sorts in recent years (see, e.g., Clarion Ltd. v. National Provident Institution [2000] 2 All E.R. 265 (noted Phang, (2002) 1 J.O.R. 21)).

Discipline

Contracts

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Cambridge Law Journal

Volume

61

Issue

2

First Page

239

Last Page

294

ISSN

0008-1973

Identifier

10.1017/S0008197302311607

Publisher

Cambridge University Law Society

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008197302311607