Commentary

F. Entire contract clauses and no oral variation clauses

Division AII Contract of Employment
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F. Entire contract clauses and no oral variation clauses

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F.     Entire contract clauses and no oral variation clauses

As with express terms incorporating contractual provisions to be found elsewhere, there is nothing to prevent the parties from specifically agreeing to exclude such incorporation, or indeed reliance on any other contractual source apart from the written terms. In White v Bristol Rugby Ltd [2002] IRLR 204, an 'entire contract' provision (which stipulated that the agreement contained the whole agreement between the parties and that they had not relied upon oral or written representations) was held to be effective to defeat an assertion that a representation to the effect that a three-year contract for a player could be cancelled by the player returning a salary advance had contractual effect. It may, however, have been significant that this was a one-off contract negotiated at arm's length. In the subsequent case of

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