answer both parts of the question below, citing relevant law to support your
answers. Your total word count should be no more than 1000 words.
Sam is opening a new surfing school business in
Newquay, Cornwall, called The Big Beach Experience. When he sees an advertisement in the local
newspaper for a transit van, Sam decides this is exactly what he needs to take
his customers from the office to the beach.
The advertisement reads:
For sale. Large white transit van – £8,000. Contact Violet (Assistant Manager)
on 01234 456789 at the Newgale Hotel, 14
London Road, CW14 OUP
Sam visits the Newgale Hotel and speaks to
Violet, who confirms that she is willing to sell the van for £8,000. Sam asks her if she would consider taking
payments in two instalments, but she is not willing to do so. Sam thinks the van is overpriced, so he tells Violet that
he would only pay £6,000 for it. Violet replies that the best price she
could do would be £7,000.
Sam asks for time to think the matter over and
Violet agrees not to sell the van for 14 days from the date of their
Three days later, Sam sees the manager of the
Newgale Hotel, Nadeem, who tells him that the van has been sold to someone
else. Sam thinks that this is
unacceptable. He rushes back to his office and telephones Violet, telling her
that he accepts her offer to sell him the van for £7,000. However Violet
confirms that she has already sold it. Furious, Sam now intends to sue the
Newgale Hotel for breach of contract.
To distract himself, Sam starts planning his
launch party, which he decides will be a beach themed barbecue (to be held at
the office and surrounding field) with bands and local celebrities. Sam discusses this with the local police who
tell him that they will be sending one police officer to monitor the event, as
that is all that they feel is necessary. However Sam wants more policing for
his own peace of mind, so he offers to pay for five additional officers at a
total price of £2,500 for the evening.
The launch party is a brilliant success. When
the police contact Sam to arrange payment the following day, Sam refuses to pay,
on the grounds that the police were only doing their duty.
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