Household Fire Insurance Co v Grant [1879]

Facts

  • The claimants correctly sent an acceptance of the defendant’s offer to purchase shares in their company
  • The acceptance letter was never received by the defendant, who thought he had not purchased any shares as a result

Issue

  • Was a contract formed

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Acceptance is complete as soon as it is (correctly) posted
RELATED CASE  Smith v Hughes [1871]

Posted in Contract Law Revision Notes.

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