LRC Reports

Parol Evidence Rule (1979)

Keywords: parol evidence rule; writing; contract; agreement; collateral; oral; admissibility; proof; extrinsic

When the parties to a contract have apparently set down all the terms and conditions in a written document, extrinsic evidence is inadmissible to add to, vary, or contradict those terms and conditions. This feature of the law of contracts is known as the parol evidence rule. This project examines whether the parol evidence rule should be abrogated, in the face of its vague scope and inconsistent application.

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