Each group should answer the question attached to them. Use relevant case law and relevant laws where necessary to answer. The group work will be printed in font 12 and the draft should have all the group members who participated



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Each group should answer the question attached to them. Use relevant case law and relevant laws where necessary to answer. The group work will be printed in font 12 and the draft should have all the group members who participated, and be prepared to present in front of the class next week. Ensure that the draft you hand in is neat and aligned and where necessary use footnotes
Group 1
Capacity to contract means the legal competence of a person to enter into a valid contract. Usually, the capacity to contract refers to the capacity to enter into a legal agreement and the competence to perform some act. The basic element to enter into a valid contract is that both parties much have a sound mind. Certain class of people are exempted from the category of people who are capable of entering into contract, discuss five categories of such people using case law where necessary.

Group 2

  1. Discuss the three types of consideration, and where necessary relevant case law

  2. With relevant case law the aid of, explain how the doctrine of equitable or promissory estoppel mitigates the harshness of common rules of consideration.


Group 3
a) What is the difference between proprietary and promissory estoppel?
b) Discuss the various presumptions that the courts have developed to aid the in determining the intention of parties to a contract, and subsequent exemption to these presumptions, citing relevant authorities

Group 4
a) What are the available equitable remedies available in Contract law using relevant case law where necessary

Group 5
James offers in a signed letter to sell his house to John for Ksh. 3 m. The offer closes with a statement, “I must have notice that you accepted no later than 1st December.” On the morning of 1st December, John mails James a letter of acceptance along with a cheque of Kshs 3 m. His letter of acceptance adds, “Oh by the way, although your offer did not mention, I expect you to leave the curtains.” James receives John’s letter on 3rd December but does not respond or deposit the cheque. On 10th December, John decides that he doesn’t want the house, tells James that he has revoked his offer and stops payment on his cheque. James sues John for specific performance. Advice the parties on the contractual rights and legal obligations.


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