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Question 2) a) Katie, feeling generous puts an advertisement in the local newspaper offering £1000 to the first person to cross the winning line of the local marathon

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Question 2)

a) Katie, feeling generous puts an advertisement in the local newspaper offering £1000 to the first person to cross the winning line of the local marathon. Keith, a member of the local sports club, saw the advertisement and enters the marathon. Kate later changes her mind and puts up a poster in the sports club to this effect. Keith fails to see this and goes on to win the marathon. When he claims the money, Katie says that she withdrew the offer. Keith believes he had a contract. Discuss whether there is a contract and if so how was it was accepted.

b) Suzy was visited the show rooms of Honest Motors Ltd to buy a small car. The car salesman showed her a car and said, “in my opinion it is the ideal car for you, a good little runner, with low mileage, one careful lady owner and mechanically very sound.” He went on to say that the garage had regularly serviced the car and knew the full-service history. Suzy paid £4,000 for the car, when it was delivered she found that the mileage was 120,000. On looking at the documents she found that the car had belonged to a firm and was used by a company representative. The next day the car broke down and the mechanic she sent for said the engine was in a very bad state and had not been serviced for a very long time. Advise Suzy as to whether she has a claim for misrepresentation.

c) James and Joyce went to stay in the Merryvale Hotel in London. They paid in advance at reception. When they got to their room there was a notice which stated “ALL VALUABLES MUST BE LEFT AT RECEPTION — THE MANAGEMENT ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES OTHERWISE.

James and Joyce went to the theatre in the evening, and Joyce left her jewellery in the room. On their return, Joyce noticed that her jewellery was missing. They complained to the manager but were told that the hotel was not liable for the missing jewellery as they should have left the jewellery at reception in accordance was the notice.

Advise James and Joyce as to whether the hotel can rely on this exclusion clause.

 

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