The Law recognises oral (parole) contracts and will enforce those contracts subject to the principles of parole evidence. The Courts recognise that a contract can be in writing, partly in writing, partly oral or totally oral.
Building & Construction
Peter Adams, the Managing Director of Adams & Partners lawyers has been associated with the HIA since 1983. Peter is currently a Panel solicitor for the HIA and recently was asked to give a talk at the HIA Home Show at Darling Harbour on the 16th May 2013 on Client Involvement in the building work. The following is a brief summary of what was spoken about and if you would like the full paper please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Calderbank Offers: Removing the Problem of Disproportionate Costs Orders Following a building dispute, it is common for the negligent party to submit a “Calderbank offer” to the plaintiff. A “Calderbank offer” provides a financial or other incentive to the plaintiff to settle outside of the court system.