The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see also:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit—Contracts
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and contractual obligations—checklist
together with the Q&A (in the related content pod on the right hand side) for specific guidance on the issues to consider if your contract is impacted by coronavirus.
For guidance in relation to the UK financial sanctions in respect of Russia, see: Financial sanctions toolkit, in particular the content regarding the conflict in Ukraine, together with the content in the related content pod on the right hand side of this Practice Note, including:
Q&A: What are the legal issues for contracts impacted by war and sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
Practice Note: Termination for breach of contract — Financial sanctions and breach of contract
This Practice Note summarises how the common law doctrine of frustration may operate to discharge an agreement and the legal consequences of a contract being frustrated, including issues of partial frustration, party at fault (self-induced frustration) and examples of types of frustrating event. See also Practice Notes:
Frustration event analysis—a practical guide
Frustration—key and illustrative decisions
For guidance on drafting a notice asserting frustration of a contract, see Precedent: Contract frustration notice.
Frustration is a common law doctrine which operates to bring an agreement to an end on the happening of some unforeseen supervening event which
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