LAW OF CONTRACT: Are Verbal Agreements Binding Before The Court?

Verbal contracts are also known as Parol contracts. Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition, p. 323 defines “Parol Contract” as: “A contract or modification of a contract that is not in writing or is only partially in writing.” Simply put, a Parol contract means “Word of mouth/ Oral contract.” The essential elements of a valid contract are; Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, and Intention to create legal relations. However, where an oral contract fails to satisfy one or more elements of a valid contract, such agreements will be declared void and unenforceable by the Court.


– Adedamola Oladapo.

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