Rust v Abbey Life Insurance Co [1979]

Facts

  • The claimant applied for a bond
  • Upon asking for the bond to be refunded, it was claimed that there had been no contract

Issue

  • Could there be acceptance by conduct, with no official acceptance

Decision

  • Yes, there can be a contract made by conduct

Reasoning

  • It was an inevitable inference from the parties’ conduct
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