Sale and supply of goods contracts
Produced in partnership with Athena Markides
Sale and supply of goods contracts

The following Commercial practice note Produced in partnership with Athena Markides provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Sale and supply of goods contracts
  • Legislation
  • The Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Bribery Act 2010
  • Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Geo-blocking and prohibited discrimination within the EU
  • 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?

The law relating to the sale and supply of goods is set out in various statues and contained within the common law. The sale and supply of goods is a very broad topic and this Practice Note is intended to give an overview of the following:

  1. the key legislation

  2. the principles relating to incorporation of standard terms and the use of bespoke agreements, and

  3. common provisions in sale and supply of goods contracts

Legislation

There are key statutes to bear in mind when drafting, negotiating or litigating in relation to a contract for the supply of goods; they include:

  1. the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SGA 1979)

  2. the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (SGSA 1982)

  3. the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015)

  4. the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) (See Practice Note: Equality Act 2010—discrimination in the provision of goods, services and

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