Fisher v Bell [1961]

Facts

  • A flick knife which was illegal to sell was displayed in a shop window with a price tag next to it

Issue

  • Could this be illegal, when was a contract of sale made in a shop?

Decision

  • Not illegal

Reasoning

  • A product displayed in a shop is an invitation to treat only and therefore has no contractual significance in the shopping process
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