CHAPTER 73
LAW REFORM (FRUSTRATED CONTRACTS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Adjustments of rights and liabilities of parties to frustrated contracts

   4.   Provisions as to application of this Act

AN ACT

to amend the law relating to the frustration of contracts; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[19th July, 1963]

Act 27 of 1963,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 72 of 1964.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“court” means, in relation to any matter, the court or arbitrator by or before whom the matter falls to be determined.

3.   Adjustments of rights and liabilities of parties to frustrated contracts

   (1) Where a contract which is governed as to its essential validity by the law of Zambia has become impossible of performance or been otherwise frustrated, and the parties thereto have for that reason been discharged from the further performance of the contract, the following provisions of this section shall, subject to the provisions of section 4, have effect in relation thereto.

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