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In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force majeure clause’ is used to describe a contractual term which may provide, for example, that on the happening of a specified event or event beyond the parties’ control, one (or both) of the parties:
is excused from performance of the contract, in whole or in part
is entitled to suspend performance or to claim an extension of time for performance
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This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document electronically, deal with rejected electronic filings, issue a claim electronically, file electronic bundles (eBundles) for case
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