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BrexitAs of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers agreements to agree, and why an agreement to agree certain contractual terms at a future date has traditionally been held...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to bailment, which is a large and complex topic.This Practice Note provides a working definition of...
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Produced in partnership with Quentin Tannock of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
Practice notes
Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the law relating to charterparties in the context of an arrangement for the carriage of goods by sea. It explains the key...
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Produced in partnership with Quentin Tannock of 4 Pump Court and James Watthey of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out guidance upon the meaning, use and importance of commonly used terms in exclusion and limitation of liability clauses in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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Produced in partnership with Paul de Vince and Jagdeep Singh of Gateley Plc 12th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with the relationships arising between principals, agents and third parties with whom the agent deals on the principal’s...
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9th Nov
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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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9th Nov
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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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[ON HEADED NOTEPAPER OF PARTY A][Insert address of Party B][[Insert address of Guarantor]][Insert date]Dear [name of Party B][ and [name of...
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9th Nov
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[On headed notepaper of the assignor]To: [Insert name and address of Assignee][Insert date]Dear [insert name of Assignee]Assignment of contractWe...
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9th Nov
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BrexitBrexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement,...
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9th Nov
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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov
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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 12th Jan

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance for general commercial practitioners on points to consider when drafting a business to business...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the steps which a business can take to review its commercial contracts with a view to extracting maximum value from them...
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8th Apr
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Background to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020)Spurred on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a desire to mitigate...
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8th Apr
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) inserted section 233B into the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) as part of a package of...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Apr
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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8th Apr
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What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a force majeure clause or it does but the applicable force majeure event is not...
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8th Apr
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Contracts and deedsThere are two types of written agreement:•simple contracts. No particular formalities are required. There must be consideration and...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 8th Apr
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While a force majeure certificate from China could not bind the English courts in their determination of whether such an event had occurred for the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 8th Apr
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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8th Apr
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Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force...
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8th Apr
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Section 233B of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) was inserted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. IA 1986, s 233B(3) provides that...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 16th Mar
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This Q&A considers the restrictions on ipso facto clauses under section 233B of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) and the impact on a supplier’s...
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Produced in partnership with Deanne Hamilton of Harrison Clark Rickerbys Limited 16th Mar
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For the purposes of this Q&A, it is assumed that the relevant contract is a business-to-business contract for the supply of goods and/or services...
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Produced in partnership with Oberon Kwok of Selborne Chambers and Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 16th Mar
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On 26 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) inserted section 233B into the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986). Section...
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16th Mar
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The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has profound implications for the global economy and for individual businesses. Government measures...
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17th Feb
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Traders seeking to rely on force majeure provisions in their contracts with consumers for delays in performance caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19),...
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11th Feb
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020The object of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) was to avoid insolvency and...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 9th Feb
Precedents
Coronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see also:•Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit—Contracts•Coronavirus...
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