Building contracts frequently give a party (be it employer, contractor or sub-contractor) power to determine the contract or the contractor's employment or to 'forfeit' the contract on the happening of some event or on some default by the contractor. Such provisions used commonly to be called 'forfeiture clauses' (and the description is still prevalent in engineering and international contracts) but the term more widely used particularly in standard form contracts is 'determination clause'. Determination clauses are inserted for two principal reasons: first, a party (especially the employer) will be able to determine the contractor's employment (but not the contract)
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Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion but that is by no means their only use. As a general rule, substantial changes are best achieved by means of a new Will and codicils are more
The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an offence. So, if D shoots at A with intent to kill him but kills B by mistake it is murder; the mistake as to the identity of the victim is irrelevant as D
STOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 contains provisions which, on a temporary basis (presently until 31 December 2020) impose significant limitations on the ability for a creditor to seek a winding-up order against a company. For further reading, see Practice Note: Corporate
Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor can:•transfer, lease or mortgage inter vivos, or•by will (it passes on intestacy)No cloggingIt is a fundamental principle of a mortgage that there must be no clog
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