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Where A is in repudiatory breach of contract and B claim’s for loss of bargain, how (if at all) does A’s contractual right to terminate for...
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5th Jun
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What are the execution requirements for a termination notice?Early terminationThere are numerous different circumstances that may lead a party to wish...
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5th Jun
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I have received a force majeure notice from my supplier, what do I do?The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have...
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Is a dispute resolution clause still binding between the parties when a contract terminates?This Q&A focuses on whether a dispute resolution clause is...
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What termination notice period can be implied into a verbal business-to-business contract for services?The Practice Note: Termination and expiry of...
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Do you have any guidance on whether Brexit is considered a force majeure event?We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is...
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Where a contract contains a termination for convenience clause but does not specify when notice is deemed served, when will notice served by post be...
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To what extent can a clause in an agreement be enforced following the end of the agreement ie can a clause survive the end of the agreement in which...
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Is a force majeure clause enforceable in a business-to-consumer contract because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Traders seeking to rely on force majeure...
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Can you claim for consequential losses where the contract excludes them?Parties to a contract often seek to exclude liability in relation to certain...
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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