Fact Matrix – Simple Contract

Fact Matrix – Simple Contract
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This fact matrix deals with a simple contract problem between family members about a loan for a small business. It includes common facts that can be given to both parties and separate pages with information that is confidential to each party. Please feel free to adapt the facts to suit your jurisdiction with appropriate attribution.

Summary: Melissa Rooney claims to have loaned her daughter, Allana, $300,000 to start a cafe business. Allana claims that it was always intended as a gift and relies on a conversation she had with her mother about the money.

Issues: Oral contract, contracts between family members, loan, gift, conditional gift

About Andrew Henderson

I am a law school teacher in Canberra and a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, researching the 'hidden' or informal curriculum of law school. I am passionate about developing engaging and authentic educational experiences for law students.

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