Commentary

(2) Expiry of a fixed or limited term

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(2) Expiry of a fixed or limited term

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(2)     Expiry of a fixed or limited term

If the maximum duration of the contract is fixed at its commencement, the contract will terminate automatically when the agreed date of expiry arrives. This may thus be viewed as a form of termination by agreement, the agreement having been reached at the outset.

It is immaterial that the contract may be determinable according to its terms within the agreed period (Wiltshire County Council v National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education [1980] IRLR 198, [1980] ICR 455, CA; British Broadcasting Corpn v Dixon [1979]

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