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Question - Problem on the Law Of Contract . I need a detailed essay of this problem on the basis of Law of Contract ( 1500 Words )

Henry was the national chairman of handball Australia Inc , and the proprietor of a business , which installed European handball courts . When Henry discovered to learn that Australia was not planning to send a team to Athens since the sport was still in its infancy . Henry therefore lobbied the Australian Olympic Committee and his own body ,Handball Australia Inc . to send an Australian Handball team to Athens . A training squad was nominated by handball Australia Inc , but most players were reluctant participants due to employment commitments .

Henry gave the training squad a rousing pep talk during which he said enthusiastically , "Tell you what - you go to Athens , win a medal and I'll see you get \$ 10000 for gold , \$7000 for silver and \$ 5000 for bronze " . Inspired by Henry's rhetoric and enthusiasm , the team trained well for six months , went to Athens and won a bronze medal and the Olympics Handball competition .

At the celebrations when the handball Team returned , the team surrounded Henry and asked for their \$5000 each , Henry said "I did not promise anything , I did not intend to make any contracts . I just said that we'll see and we will . I'll see what the sponsors say. "Nothing was forthcoming .

Discuss the team members ' claims for \$ 5000 each and consider in the alternative where Henry made no statement about money for medal before Olympics , but said after the team's medal ceremony in Athens , I'll see you all get \$ 5000 for this . I'll pay you myself .

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Henry gave a talk before the training, promised "I'll see that you get ...\$5000 for bronze". Then the team trained, went to Athens and won a bronze medal in the Olympics Handball competition. A contract was clearly formed. The consideration from the side of the Olympics Handball team was the effort they put into the training and the bronze medal they got at the Olympics. Henry is bound by law to get the players \$5000 each for the bronze medal they got.
The relevant law is:
FORMATION.
Formation of a contract requires a bargain in which there is a manifestation of mutual assent to the exchange and a consideration.
In case of Henry there is no doubt that the bargain took place and the assent took place because the team started training for the Olympics.