Commentary

34.2 Distinguishing between start and end of contract

BOILERPLATE AND COMMERCIAL CLAUSES vol 4(3)

34.2 Distinguishing between start and end of contract

34.2 Distinguishing between start and end of contract

There is potential for confusion if a phrase such as ‘on completion of this Agreement’ is used loosely in a contract, particularly in contracts involving the performance of work. Depending on how the phrase is used, it could mean the formal coming into effect of the contract (the start of the contract), or the completion of work to be performed under the contract (the end of the contract). The parties should use the term ‘completion’ where the meaning is unambiguous, for example, for specific events to take place ‘on completion’, and the

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