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Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking [1971]

Facts

  • A ticket given after the claimant paid into a parking machine excluded liability from personal injury while the claimant was in the car park

Issue

  • When is a contract made with a machine; did the terms on the ticket apply

Decision

  • Terms did not apply

Reasoning

  • A contract is made when the money is put in the machine; the machine’s presence is a contractual offer
  • The terms were not presented until after the contract was made, and so did not apply
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