Mistake of law when a party enters into a contract without the knowledge of the law in the country the contract is affected by such mistakes but it is not void the reason here is that ignorance of law is not an excuse. Mistake in contract law these rules are intended to be normative rather than descriptive but by and large they are consistent with the results in existing cases and often explain the cases better than existing doctrine does traditionally contract law has recognized four categories of mistake. A mistake in contract law is an erroneous meaning of words or facts it can be argued as a justification and if warranted that is what makes a contract void alternatively the court can provide an equitable remedy to a contract found voidable. Mistake in contract law is an incorrect understanding by one or more parties to a contract and may be used as grounds to invalidate the agreement common law has identified three different types of mistake in contract unilateral mistake mutual mistake and common mistake
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