Boilerplate clauses in business-to-consumer contracts—specific clauses
Boilerplate clauses in business-to-consumer contracts—specific clauses

The following Commercial practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Boilerplate clauses in business-to-consumer contracts—specific clauses
  • Background
  • Overview
  • Adjudication
  • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Arbitration
  • Assignment
  • Definitions and interpretation
  • Entire agreement
  • Force majeure
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Commercial?

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 has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.

This Practice Note considers the use of specific boilerplate provisions in business-to-consumer (B2C) contracts, namely adjudication, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), arbitration, assignment, definitions and interpretation, entire agreement, force majeure, governing law, jurisdiction, variation and waiver. It looks at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) guidance ‘Unfair contract terms: CMA37’ in the context of these specific boilerplate provisions.

This Practice Note should be used with Practice Note: Boilerplate clauses in business-to-consumer contracts—general principles, which provides information on the general

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