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A contract is a legally binding document that recognizes and governs the rights and duties of the parties to the agreement. A contract is legally enforceable because it meets the requirements and approval of the law. A contract typically involves the exchange of goods, service, money, or promise of any of those. "Breach of contract", means that the law will have to award the injured party either the access to legal remedies such as damages or cancellation.In the Anglo-American common law, formation of a contract generally requires an offer, acceptance, consideration, and mutual intent to be bound. Each party must be those who are binding by the contract. Although most oral contracts are binding, some types of contracts may require formalities such as being in writing or by deed.In the civil law tradition, contract law is a branch of the law of obligations.Each country recognised by private international law has its own national system of law to govern contracts. Although systems of contract law might have similarities, they may contain significant differences. Accordingly, many contracts contain a choice of law clause and a jurisdiction clause. These provisions set the laws of the country which will govern the contract, and the country or other forum in which disputes will be resolved, respectively. Failing express agreement on such matters in the contract itself, countries have rules to determine the law governing the contract and the jurisdiction for disputes. For example, European Member States apply Article 4 of the Rome I Regulation to decide the law governing the contract, and the Brussels I Regulation to decide jurisdiction.

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    QLD Do I need to accept contract extension to be eligle for redundancy

    My full time permanent position was recently being made redundant. I accepted a transfer of employment to a temporary position with an indicated end date. The letter mentions that I am eligible to a redundancy payment should no further extensions or the date be available or redeployment. I am...
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    NSW Price change clause contract

    Hi, I'm doing an assignment about contracts, mostly introductory stuff about formation of a contract. I was a bit confused about something. In the scenario we got, I noticed the clause allowing for adjustment of contract price said 'to account for unexpected financial contingencies', in which...
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    NSW Right form for private car sale contract early payout?

    My parents brought a car from an ex friend, and they had some troubles in the past with the seller demanding larger repayments. Fast forward to now, they have some money together and they made the seller an offer of a lump sum less than thr full amount owed and they have accepted. What type of...
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    Special Conditions of Contract

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    QLD Sold the house to get out of the contract for a dividing fence and committed fraud.

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    NSW Department of housing breached contract

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