Contract Formation in the Electronic Age

Martin Hogg

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This article considers the continuing relevance of the traditional rules regarding when contractual communications take effect. In particular, it considers whether the postal acceptance rule applies to the transmission of a notice exercising an option under a contract, concluding that (unless the option is in offer form, or the contract otherwise so provides) it does not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-25
Number of pages4
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • contract offer acceptance post option promise


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