Module leader: Dr Jaime Lindsey
The question is split into Part One (contract law) and Part Two (tort law), you
must answer BOTH parts.
There is a word limit of 2,000. A maximum of half of the words can be used in Part One
and half of the words in Part Two.
Part One – Contract Law
Portia Clark, an events planner, has been contracted to set up a launch party for the
opening of a new shop on London’s Regent Street. Her usual supplier, Party Poppers,
has recently gone out of business so she contacts a new supplier with whom she has
never worked before, Pieces for Parties.
Portia sends the owner of Pieces for Parties, Despina, an email at 9.00 am on Monday 10
January stating ‘I need to order some supplies for a launch party I am organising. Please
can you let me know your prices for balloons, wall decorations and clothing rails and
your terms of business so that I can place an order as soon as possible.’ Despina replies
at 9.45am by email saying ‘Our terms are available on our website. Our prices are £1.50
per balloon, £20 per individual wall decoration and £25 per clothing rail, plus an
assembly and delivery charge of £150. Please confirm you accept these terms by return
email and let us know how many you would like to order so that we can check our stock.
Kind regards, Despina.’
Portia replies at 2.30pm the same day saying ‘Hi Despina, Thanks, I confirm I accept
your terms and order 150 balloons, 300 decorations and 50 clothing rails at a total cost
of £7,625 including the assembly and delivery charge. Would it be possible for you to
deliver and assemble the items on Friday 28 January for a Saturday launch?’ However,
this last email is held up as Portia’s internet cuts off because she has not paid her bill.
This last email therefore does not arrive at Despina’s email account until the next
morning when Portia’s bill payment has cleared.