End-of-chapter questions: Answer Guidance 2.1

Objectivity in contract law

This question requires some discussion of the role of mistake and objectivity in contract formation, and a discussion of cases such as Hartog v Colin and Shields [1939] 2 All ER 566, QB. It will also require consideration of whether the intended counter-offer killed off the original offer (see Chapter 3) and a careful use of the facts of the problem.