CONTRACT FOR WORK AND SKILL UNDER SALES OF GOODS

There are some contracts which involve the use of both and goods and service. This type of contract is considered as a contract for work and skill and is covered under the Contract of Sale of Goods.

  1. This kind of contract involves the exercise of skill and labour by one party on some goods or materials supplied by another party or supplied by a party who exercise skill and labour for price.
  2. It is immaterial as to who supplies the material. Alternatively, it can be said that in this kind of contract, the main purpose is to exercise work and skill.
  3. The intention of parties is to transfer goods only after exercise of some skill and labour.

The best example of this is the dentist.

The dentist agrees to supply a set of artificial teeth to the patient. The materials arranged by the doctor only. Hence it is a contract for the sale of goods.