Indian Contract Act 1872 Notes [Law of Contracts Notes]

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Law of Contracts dealing with matters relating to Contracts. A contract is made when an agreement becomes enforceable by law. There is no legal obligation as long as it is a mere agreement. Once the agreement becomes a contract, there is a legal obligation by the parties involved.

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Introduction to the Law of Contracts

TopicLink To Notes
Law of Contracts: Meaning, Nature and Important DefinitionsView Here
Important Definitions under Indian Contract Act 1872View Here
Types of contractsView Here

Agreement under Indian Contract Act (Section 2 to 9, Indian Contract Act)

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Proposal under Indian Contract ActView Here
Difference Between Offer and Invitation to OfferView Here
Agreements under Indian Contract Act, 1872View Here
Standard form contractView Here
Acceptance under Indian Contract ActView Here
Essentials of Valid AcceptanceView Here
Felthouse vs BindleyView Here
Cross Offer and Counter OfferView Here
Revocation of an Offer under the Indian Contract Act, 1872View Here
Agreements under Indian Contract Act, 1872View Here

Capacity to Contract under Indian Contract Act (Sections: 10, 11, 12, 64, 65, 68)

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Who are Competent to ContractView Here
Position of a Minor in ContractView Here
Position of persons of Unsound MindView Here
Persons Disqualified by LawView Here
Rules Regarding Minor’s AgreementView Here

Free Consent (Sections 13 to 22, Indian Contract Act)

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Free Consent under Indian Contract ActView Here
Coercion under Indian Contract ActView Here
Undue InfluenceView Here
Fraud under Indian Contract ActView Here
Misrepresentation in Contract LawView Here
Mistake under Indian Contract Act, 1872View Here
Ignorantia Facti Excusat and Ignorantia Juris Non ExcusatView Here
Difference Between Coercion and Undue InfluenceView Here

Consideration under Indian Contract Act (Sections 23 to 25 Indian Contract Act)

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Meaning and Nature of ConsiderationView Here
Essentials of valid considerationView Here
Exceptions to Consideration under Indian Contract ActView Here
Privity of Contract under Contract LawView Here
ex nudo pacto non oritur actio  View Here

Lawful Object in Contracts

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Legality of Object in ContractsView Here

Void Agreements: Limitations on Freedom of Contract (S. 24 – 30, Indian Contract Act)

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Agreements with Unlawful ObjectView Here
Agreements without ConsiderationView Here
Agreements in Restraint of MarriageView Here
Agreements in Restraint of TradeView Here
Agreements in Restraint of Legal ProceedingsView Here
Ambiguous and Uncertain AgreementsView Here
Wagering Agreements  View Here

Quasi – Contracts and Unjust Enrichment (Section 68 to 72, Indian Contract Act)

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Doctrine of Unjust EnrichmentView Here
Concept and Classification of Quasi ContractsView Here

Discharge of a Contract (Section 37 to 67, Indian Contract Act)

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Discharge of a Contract under Indian Contract Act

– By Performance
– Performance by Joint Promisors
– Discharge by Novation – Remission
– Accord and Satisfaction
– Discharge by Impossibility of Performance – Doctrine of Frustration
– Discharge by Breach – Anticipatory Breach – Actual breach
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Clayton’s Rule of Appropriation of Payments under Contract ActView Here
Discharge of a Contract by Operation of LawView Here

Breach of Contract (Ss. 73, 74 & 75)

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Remedies for Breach of a Contract

– Damages,
– Types of Damages,
– Remoteness of damages,
– Ascertainment of Damages
– Doctrine of Quantum Merit
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Contract of Indemnity

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Meaning of Contract of IndemnityView Here
Rights of Indemnifier in IndiaView Here
Rights of Indemnity HolderView Here
Difference Between Contract of Indemnity and GuaranteeView Here

Contract of Guarantee under Indian Contract Act

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Concept of Contract of GuaranteeView Here
Continuing GuaranteeView Here
Difference Between Contract of Indemnity and GuaranteeView Here

Bailment under Indian Contract Act

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Concept of BailmentView Here
Rights and Duties of Bailor and BaileeView Here
Difference Between Bailment and PledgeView Here

Pledge under Indian Contract Act

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Definition of Pledge under the Indian Contract ActView Here
Rights and Duties of Pawnor and PawneeView Here
Rights of PawneeView Here
Difference Between Bailment and PledgeView Here

Agency under Indian Contract Act

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Contract of Agency under Indian Contract ActView Here
Rights and Duties in an Agency under Indian Contract ActView Here
Termination of Agency under Indian Contract Act, 1872View Here
Agency by RatificationView Here
Agency by EstoppelView Here
Difference Between Sub Agent and Substituted Agent  View Here

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