Contract law exam tips - terms, representations, breach and misrepresentation

Contract law exam questions can be very tricky. As with any exam question, half the battle is always knowing which area of law the examiner has in mind...it's not always as easy as you might hope! Two areas which can often cause difficulty, not least because they often come mixed up together, are breach of contract and misrepresentation. There are any number of variations on questions dealing with these topics, but here are a few tips for things to look out for:

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Don't get frustrated by frustration!

Imagine the scene.....You are in the exam room, the invigilator says that you can start, so what do you do? You begin reading the questions and identifying the ones you would like to answer. You quickly browse the questions and look for things that sound familiar,..after all, the first question you have to ask yourself is always "do I know what this question is about?"

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Breach of Contract questions

If you find yourself dealing with a question where there is a breach of contract you will obviously deal with the breach of an express terms that are mentioned in the question. However, bear in mind that you may need to identify any statutory implied terms as well.  

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