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Agreement
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AustraliaScammell v Ousten

[1941] AC 251

 

Facts

Parties entered into an agreement by which the respondents would acquire goods on ‘hire purchase terms’.   The appellants later claimed there was no enforceable contract because the phrase ‘hire purchase terms’ was too obscure to be given any definite meaning. 

Held

The Court agreed with the appellants

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