LRC Reports

The Need For Frustrated Contracts Legislation in British Columbia, Report on (1971)

When events beyond the control of contracting parties make their contract impossible to perform, that contract is said to be frustrated. The common law developed a doctrine of frustrated contracts which provided that such contracts were void from the time of frustration. This project examines whether legislation is needed to overcome problems created by the common-law doctrine.

Keywords: frustration; contract; loss; restitution; apportionment; lease; performance; avoidance; compensation; Chandler v. Webster; obligation; sale; goods; party

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