Contract of personal service

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Certain types of contract of employment are of a personal they can only be performed by the person agreeing to do lo so. If the person is unable to act the contract becomes impossible and damages may accrue depending on whether the responsibility was or was not the fault of the person concerned. Distinguish from contracts where delegation is possible. A builder may subcontract work but an artist generally cannot.

Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.

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