This lecture presentation analyses a problem question on misrepresentation in contract. In addition to discussing the relevant law the lecturer explains how to structure the answer so as to apply the law effectively.
Issues covered include: the distinction between terms, representations and ‘mere puffs’; definition of a representation; fraudulent, negligent and innocent misrepresentations; s2(1) Misrepresentation Act 1967; remedies – damages and rescission; bars to rescission.
Lecturer – Anne Street: Experienced lecturer and examiner of Law of Contract, Law of Property and Law of Trusts on LLB and GDL/CPE courses. Former Senior Lecturer at BPP, she currently teaches at SOAS, University of London and the University of Law. In addition, as visiting lecturer for the University of London International Programmes she has delivered regional revision seminars in London, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Ghana.