Ontract law: Outcome of consenting minds

In the common law….. to speak of The outcome of consenting mindsor even more mystically, of consensus ad idem is to mislead by adopting an alien approach to the problem of agreement. The function of an English judge is not to seek and satisfy some elusive mental element but to ensure, as far as practical experience permits, that the reasonable expectations of honest men are not disappointed.”

(Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston, Law of Contract”)