What is the illegality in relation to a contract?
Illegality: A contract can be illegal through legislation by its creation or how in how it carried out such as The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 makes it illegal to sell ABC controlled drugs. A contract may also be illegal under common law such as hiring an assassin or any other contract to commit a crime. These contracts are not enforceable and as a result become void. Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 makes it a criminal offense to enter into contracts with any nation we are at war with. As seen in Cantiere San Rocco v Clyde Shipbuilding and Engineering Co where there was a contract between Austrian Co and Scots Co for the supply of engines however world war broke out and the Government enforced the Trading with the Enemy Act 1914 resulting in the contract becoming frustrated due to supervening Illegality.