Tort of Negligence

F offered to sell certain houses to H. H was given 14 days in which to accept the offer. The day after receiving the offer, H posted a letter of acceptance to F. After the letter was posted by H, but before it was received by F, F was offered a higher price for the houses by another buyer. F purported to withdraw his offer to H. F could not withdraw the offer if H had accepted the offer.

a) State and explain the relevant legal principle, underlying these facts

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b) Using the four-step process and relevant case laws, show what would be the likely outcome were H to sue F for breach of contract.

Explain the elements of negligence and include relevant famous cases. What are the defenses of the tort of negligence?