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Force Majeure Clause May Be Unreliable If Circumstances Are Within Reasonable Control

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Force majeure clauses have risen from ignored boilerplate clauses to top of the agenda due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The High Court has ruled against a party looking to rely on a force majeure clause...

Force Majeure Clause May Be Unreliable If Circumstances are Within Reasonable Control

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How Can an Innocent Party Take Action to Enforce Their Contractual Rights?

Thursday, 09 July 2020

What should an innocent party do if they are looking to take action against a late paying customer without breaching the contract itself?

How Can an Innocent Party Take Action to Enforce Their Contractual Rights?

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Force Majeure During Coronavirus - Can You Get Pre-Payments Back?

Friday, 15 May 2020

Force majeure clauses have risen from ignored boiler plate clause to top of the agenda due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The High Court has ruled on whether a pre-payment should be reimbursed in light of force majeure.

Force Majeure During Coronavirus - Can You Get Pre-Payments Back?

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Tiger King - Battle of the Big Cat Trade Marks

Thursday, 07 May 2020

At the start of the UK's coronavirus lockdown, millions of us found solace in watching the Netflix documentary series Tiger King.

Tiger King - Battle of the Big Cat Trade Marks

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Is It Illegal to Prohibit Online Selling?

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

The High Court has ruled on whether it is illegal for a business to restrict online selling of its products by its retailers under existing competition law.

Is It Illegal to Prohibit Online Selling?

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Will 'Force Majeure' Protect Your Organisation from the Coronavirus?

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

With the World Health Organisation upgrading the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to 'very high', organisations are becoming increasingly alert to the risk of events being cancelled and contracts going unfulfilled.

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Is Brexit Frustrating?

Monday, 17 February 2020

Whatever your political view point on Brexit, legally speaking there is an answer to this question, though the answer at present appears to be 'maybe'.

Is Brexit Frustrating?

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Commercial Contracts - What Does 'Good Faith' Actually Mean?

Thursday, 13 February 2020

In the case of New Balance Athletics Inc v Liverpool Football Club, the High Court has clarified that 'good faith' goes beyond just acting honestly, but also not being faithful to the parties' bargain.

Commercial Contracts - What Does 'Good Faith' Actually Mean?

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Brexit Day - What Do You Need to Change in Your Contracts?

Friday, 31 January 2020

Today is Brexit Day. After three and a half years of political wrangling, it is now happening. The UK is leaving the European Union. But what does it mean for your commercial contracts?

Brexit - What Do You Need to Change in Your Contracts?

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When Can You Rectify a Mistake in a Contract?

Friday, 18 October 2019

Businesses enter into commercial agreements all the time. Sometimes after having done so, one party may argue that a document did not adequately reflect what had really been intended.

When Can You Rectify a Mistake in a Contract?

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Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In a recent case, the Supreme Court has indicated that, where possible, it would seek to uphold a contract that parties had intended to take effect.

Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

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Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

In the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd, the Court of Appeal has issued a warning to parties to be clear if they want liquidated damages to apply for work that is never delivered.

Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

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Caution - "Agreement to Agree" Clause Ruled Null and Void

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Court of Appeal has concluded that an agreement to agree clause was null and void due to uncertainty in a crucial contracts case.

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The Difference Between Implied Terms and Your Favourite Ice Cream

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

If asked "what is the best ice-cream flavour?", I would probably answer mint choc chip, or possibly honeycomb. You may not agree with me. My preference of ice-cream flavour is entirely subjective and it should not cause a falling out.

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What to do now? - Our top tips

Thursday, 06 August 2015

Ensure all contractual information (contact information, delivery periods, returns policies, remedies, etc.) is clearly stated in your terms.