The next morning, on Tuesday 11 January, Portia is out doing her food shopping when
she bumps into Rod, the owner of her previous supplier Party Poppers. Rod explains
that since Party Poppers went into liquidation he has set up a new company, Rod’s Party
Supplies, and looks forward to working with her again. Portia liked working with Rod
and decides she would rather place an order with him than Despina. She quickly calls
Despina’s mobile to explain that she no longer wishes to proceed with the order, but
Despina does not answer and so Portia leaves a voicemail asking her to call back.
Despina is running late getting into the office that morning and so does not check her
voicemail. Despina arrives at the office to read Portia’s email from the day before and
responds ‘Brilliant, I attach the invoice at the agreed price of £7,625 and look forward to
working with you. Yes we can deliver on Friday 28 January, no problem.’
Advise Despina whether or not there is an enforceable contract between her and
Portia for the £7,625 worth of supplies.
Part Two – Tort Law
Analyse the relative importance of each of the three Caparo guidelines for establishing
whether or not a duty of care exists in the tort of negligence.
Submission deadline: Monday 24th August 2020 – 12:00 NOON (British
Please read the information below
Word Limit: 2,000 words
This excludes bibliography and footnotes. Footnotes may only contain citations; no
other text or argument development. If you exceed the word count, marks will be