Yesterday, 22 February, the Chair of our Legal Affairs Group Richard Stephens, provided the members attending the meeting not just with a recital of developments, but also a hands-on guide on how to apply the law as it is emerging and have a direct impact on practice.
Just by way of of example, the courts have wrestled with these and other concepts
- just what do you need to do to avoid accidentally entering into a contract? the cases seem to be showing an even greater readiness by the judges to find a contract where the parties thought there wasn't one
- how do you prevent your clients informally varying the contract - the latest on avoiding formal change control provisions
- have we finally seen the death of "good faith" as a concept in English Law?
- there have been movements too in the area of liabilities, with the courts considering the proper modern approach to drafting limitations and exclusions of liability
- just what exactly is consequential loss?
- after last year's major judgment on the rule against penalties, we are starting to see how the courts are applying the new law - sometimes not quite consistently
- the courts are starting to look more thoroughly at termination and termination provisions - what is the relationship between common law and contractual rights to terminate?
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