Legal Angle - October 2020 - Issue 04

Legal Angle - October 2020 - Issue 04

Doctrine of Frustration. The doctrine of frustration has its origin in Roman Law and is closely connected to English Rule. It is applicable when the parties were discharged because the thing has been destroyed or the purpose cannot be performed. In the English Case of Paradine V. Jane, held that the subsequent happenings of the event should not affect a contract already made. This doctrine is the exception to the English Rule. The doctrine of frustration is evolved when there is no fault on the part of the defendant and when the English Rule becomes unfair and unreasonable, this doctrine was incorporated in the contract law as the remedy.

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