Mohori Bibee Case and the Tryst of Minors with the Contract Law

Author: Shouraseni Chakraborty

Mohori Bibee v. Dharmodas Ghose (1903 SCC OnLine PC 4. ) (Mohori Bibee) was a Privy Council judgement pronounced at the dawn of the twentieth century which aptly dealt with the ambit of minor’s agreement. The court interpreted the relevant provisions pertaining to the Indian Contract Act, 1872 (The Act) in considering the validity of an agreement with a minor. This case in many ways put an end to a dilemma which was initiated in the English judicial system before the passage of the Infants Relief Act, 1874 regarding the legal implications of contracts with minors.

Law of Contract: Contingent Contracts

Author: Deeksha Shrivastava from Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

The word ‘contingent’ means when an event or situation is depends on some other event or fact. The ‘contingent contract’ means enforceability of that contract is directly depends upon happening or not happening of an occasion. The word was used…

Law of Contract: Free Consent

Author: Ankita Sethi from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Every day-to-day transaction that is conducted involves the usage of contracts, whether verbal or written. Contracts are an indispensable part of any individual’s life and are utilized at every part. Contracts are essentially a bundle of rights and obligations that tend…

Law of Contract: Capacity to Contract

Author: Jaanvi Singh from School of Law, Bennett University.

An agreement enforceable by law is a Contract. ‘Capacity’ is one of those often used terms while discussing about Law of Contract. In today’s globalized era, it is of utmost importance for a party to have the capacity to contract in order to enter into commercial…

Law of Contract: Communication of Offer

Author: Anjali Baskar from CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

The use of digital contracts and electronic signatures has become the norm in this era of the worldwide pandemic. The Indian Contract Act, 1872 states that the term “Contract” under its definition clause of Section 2(h) as an agreement that can be enforced by law, or an agreement which intends to create a legal relationship. When we break down this…

Law of contract: Illegal agreements

Author: Kanishka Mittal from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

In order to understand the concept at hand with utmost clarity and in detail, it is essential to begin from the basics of ‘contracts’. Two parties enter into a legal relationship of a contract after making a proposal followed by the acceptance of such proposal. A contract…

Law of contract: Void and voidable contracts

Author: Amitabh Abhijit from National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

In the court of law, an agreement can only be protected if it is enforceable, which can only be possible after the agreement meets certain terms and conditions to become a valid contract. In India, these conditions are met under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. Similarly…

In the court of law, an agreement can only be protected if it is enforceable, which can only be possible after the agreement meets certain terms and conditions to become a valid contract. In India, these conditions are met under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. Similarly, the…

Law of contract: Implied offer

Author: Vidhi S Shrivastav from University of Mumbai.

The term ‘offer’ is one of the fundamental concepts of the law of contracts. It is a term used in the English Common Law, synonymous with the term ‘proposal’ under the Act. The Indian Contract Act, 1872 is based on the English Common Law. The Preamble of…

Law of contract: Cross offer

Authors: Devansh Garg from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS) and Mansanwalpreet Singh from Rajiv Gandhi National University of law.

Contracts play a very important role in our everyday life. They range from insurance policies to employment contracts to sale deeds. We enter into contracts even without thinking. For example, when buying a movie ticket or downloading an app, we enter into a…