Gap Filler Law and Legal Definition

Gap filler is a type of practice followed by courts or law when parties to an agreement fail to make provisions for a particular matter. This principle is mainly applied in case of contracts. Accordingly, the court or law supplies a term into an agreement as a gap filler. This principle is applied as a remedy for a breach occuring to a contract. Application of this principle is based on two conditions:

1. that the court or law will supply terms when the parties have left gaps in their agreement; and

2. that the court or law will police the bargain and will impose guideposts for fairness in situations that creates difficulties.