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10.2.5 Clause headings

| Commentary

10.2.5 Clause headings

The headings to the clauses of an agreement should indicate succinctly the contents of that clause, but the need to abbreviate may result in a generalised and possibly incomplete or misleading descriptive phrase. To avoid the inclusion of such a heading as a relevant factor in any dispute over construction, an interpretation clause should include a brief disclaimer such as:

‘The headings in this document are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of this agreement’

The headings used in an agreement are not usually likely to have any legal effect and will not

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