Jones v Daniel [1894]

Facts

  • Jones tried to sell some land
  • He sent a ‘final’ letter with additional terms (including a 10% deposit requirement)

Issue

  • Could the ‘final’ letter of constitute acceptance of a contract

Decision

  • No contract, no specific performance

Reasoning

  • An acceptance with new terms is a counter offer, not an acceptance
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