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1 Introduction and Conclusion of the Contract

From: The Sale of Goods (4th Edition)

M G Bridge

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2022

Subject(s):
Contract — Goods

This chapter begins with a background to the modern sale of goods legislation. The sale of goods is a specialized branch of the general law of contract. In two principal respects, however, the special law of sale of goods stands apart from general contract law. First, unlike most nominate contracts, sale involves a conveyance of the seller's property interest in the goods in favour of the buyer, which, together with the abundance of reported sales decisions, lends a degree of autonomy to this branch of the law. Second, sale has its own statutory code, the Sale of Goods Act 1979. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to certain aspects of the contractual formation process that merit attention in a specialist sale of goods text, including formalities, electronic commerce, and special statutory provision for abuses and potential abuses in the process of concluding a sale of goods contract.

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