The Statute of Frauds (1977)

Project Status: LRC Reports
Project Contact: British Columbia Law Institute
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Keywords: Statute of Frauds; evidence; writing; signature; contract; land; guarantee; indemnity; part performance; misrepresentation; real; property; formality; goods; sale; fraud; restitution; equity; conveyance; agreement; oral; gift; trust; enforceability

The Statute of Frauds was enacted to combat a number of fraudulent practices in the law of evidence and required certain transactions, notably those concerning land, to be evidenced in writing. This project examined the complex body of law that grew up around the statute and made a number of recommendations for reform.

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33. Report on the Statute of Frauds

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Report on the Statute of Frauds

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