Adams v Lindsell 
This case established “the postal rule” in English contract law.
- The offeror sent an offer by post, which was misdirected
- The offeree replied in good time after receiving the offer
- The offeror ‘received the reply too late’ and said a contract was not made
- When is a postal contract made
- At the time of posting
- As an exception to the general rule of acceptance in contracts, contracts accepted by post are formed when the letter of acceptance is posted
Posted in Contract Law Revision Notes.
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