Public Policy in Contract Law

  • Akshara Sadan
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  • Akshara Sadan

    Assistant Professor at Co-Operative School of Law, Thodupuzha, India

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Public Policy is not persistent. Public Policy denotes that what is good for the public and public Interest at large. Rather than protecting the parties to a contract as other contract defenses do, the defenses of illegality and violation of public policy seek to protect the public welfare and the integrity of the courts by refusing to enforce certain types of contracts. Contracts to engage in illegal or immoral conduct would not be enforced by the courts. Over the years the courts have developed the meaning of the term ‘opposed to public policy. There are certain agreements which are against public policy and they are termed as illegal agreements.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 1416 - 1424


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