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  1. Bryan is a self-employed dress designer. His laptop crashes just as he is completing a design sketch to send to his client. He rushes to Ur-Office-Solutions (UOS) to buy a new laptop to use. He decides to buy one for £3,500. He asks Toni, the sales assistant, if it is a good laptop and whether it will run specified software which is used for

clothes design. Toni informs him that all computers sold are tested in store before being put on the shelf for sale and that he confirms that the laptop will run the specified software.

Bryan signs an agreement to purchase the new laptop which contains the following terms:

Use APA format with font 12 and New times Roman to answer the following.

  1. UOS will not in any circumstances be liable for physical injury caused by its products.
  2. UOS will not be liable for any damage to property caused by its products.
  • Any other liability of UOS resulting from the sale of defective goods shall be limited to ten times the value of the goods sold.

As Bryan leaves the store he passes and reads a large sign that states:

“We sell laptops and computers at the lowest possible price and so all goods sold in this shop are sold without any warranty as to quality.”

When Bryan gets back to his office he finds the laptop is unable to read and run the specified software. When he returns to the office the next morning he sees that the laptop overheating. As he approaches the laptop, it explodes and burns his arm and the expensive silk shirt he was wearing. He also suffers some loss of business while he locates a replacement computer.UK Contract Law Assignment

Advise Bryan.



  1. “The factor which distinguishes contractual from other legal obligations is that they are based on the agreement of the contracting parties.” (Treitel, The Law of Contract, 13th Edition)

Discuss this statement with reference to “offer” and “acceptance”. Use appropriate examples from case law to illustrate your answer.


  1. A contract is valid when it is entered into with free consent. Explain when consent may not be considered to be freely given, thus rendering the contract invalid.
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