1 In the context of an attempt to avoid an order for contempt of court, the Privy Council in Isaacs v Robertson [1985] AC 97 noted that judges have ‘cautiously refrained from seeking to lay down a comprehensive definition of defects’ that would allow a court order to be set aside.

2 We consider ‘subjective requirements’ in paras 7.10 to 7.18.

3 Acceptance is considered in more detail in ch 10.

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