Law Reform (Enforcement of Contracts) Act 1954



Law Reform (Enforcement of Contracts) Act, 1954

(2 & 3 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 34

An Act to amend section four of the Statute of Frauds, 1677; and to repeal section four of the Sale of Goods Act, 1893.

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Amendment of s. 4 of the Statute of Frauds, 1677.

1 Amendment of s. 4 of the Statute of Frauds, 1677.

1. In section four of the Statute of Frauds, 1677, the words ‘whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate; or’, the words ‘or to charge any person upon any agreement made upon consideration of marriage’ and the words ‘or upon any agreement that is not to be performed within the space of one year from the making thereof’ are hereby repealed in relation to any promise or agreement, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act.

S-2 Repeal of s. 4 of the Sale of Goods Act, 1893.

2 Repeal of s. 4 of the Sale of Goods Act, 1893.

2. Section four of the Sale of Goods Act, 1893, is hereby repealed in relation to any contract, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act.

S-3 Short title and extent.

3 Short title and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Enforcement of Contracts) Act, 1954 .

(2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

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