Hooper v British Railways Board: CA 1988

Lord Justice Ralph Gibson said: ‘Before dealing with Mr Marr-Johnson’s submissions reference must be made to what are, in my judgment, certain basic principles of the law of contract. (i) An offer which, upon acceptance, is relied upon as altering the legal relationship between the parties, must be construed objectively. Evidence to show what the offeror intended to be the meaning of the term is not admissible for that purpose: see Prenn v Simmonds (1971) 1 WLR 1381.’


Ralph Gibson LJ


[1988] IRLR 517


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedRolls Royce Motor Cars Ltd v Price and others EAT 2-Feb-1993
The company appealed against findings of unfair dismissal of the claimants, saying that they had been made redundant. The claimants said that the company had broken the agreed procedure, and that the dismissals were automatically unfair.
Held: . .
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