In Walton v. Beale, download file, the Chancery Court granted a request for specific performance of an oral agreement regarding real estate and found that it was an exception to the statute of frauds because it satisfied the partial performance and estoppel exceptions to the statute. The Court addressed the situation where “a series of acts or words constitute a contract if the parties acted as if they intended to create, and did succeed in creating, rights and duties in themselves that a court would recognize and enforce.” The court also listed the four primary elements of an enforceable contract as well as the requirements for specific performance and exceptions to the statute of frauds.