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Jansen Walsh and Grace

Business Solutions to Help Your Business Grow

Sir Harry Vaisey, a judge of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales, once observed:

"A gentleman's agreement is an agreement which is not an agreement, made between two people neither of whom are gentlemen, whereby each expects the other to be strictly bound without himself being bound at all." That is why it is no longer good enough to rely on one’s word. We provide the full range of business solutions through a range of commercial agreements and security arrangements.

We prepare offer information documents, shareholders' agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, etc

Can an exchange of e-mails create a binding contract?
In Stellard Pty Ltd v North Queensland Fuel Pty Ltd, the Supreme Court of Queensland found that an email chain formed a binding contract for the sale of a roadhouse even though the negotiations were ‘subject to contract’.  This followed a similar decision earlier in the year by the Western Australian Court of Appeal in Vantage Systems Pty Ltd v Priolo Corporation Pty Ltd.