The postal acceptance rule(also known as the ‘postal rule’ or the ‘mailbox rule’) orginated many decades ago, and some say that it should no longer be applied today, in times when the postal system is less reliable, and parties are more likely to send letters by electronic means.
Discuss whether the postal rule should continue to be applied, and the scope of communications methods (if any) that should be covered by the rule.
Your answer should include detailed explaation of the postal rule- its rationale, its effect, the circumstances in which it currently applies and comparison or contrast of the postal rile and the rule/s used for determining the timing of acceptances sent by fax against keeping the postal rule as part of Australian contract law, and any arguments for expanding or restricting the types of modern communication methods affected by this rule.
‘Two thousand to two and a half thousand words
‘One side only, A4, 1.5 or double spacing, wide left-hand margin
‘Assignment Cover Sheet
‘Footnotes, Bibliography(Autralian Guide to Legal Citation)
‘Do own research