| Commentary

51.1 Indemnity clauses

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51: INDEMNITIES

(For standard indemnity clauses see Form 51.1 [1861] onwards.)

51.1 Indemnity clauses

In contracts, an indemnity is usually an undertaking given by one party, A, to another, B, that A will make good any losses suffered by B arising from claims made against B by a third party, in specified situations. Sometimes the term ‘hold harmless’ is used in indemnity clauses as having a slightly different meaning to an indemnity. If A undertakes to hold B harmless, this means that A will not sue B for recovery of losses suffered by A in the situations specified in the

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