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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:
the key legislation
the principles relating to incorporation of standard terms and the use of bespoke agreements, and
common provisions in sale and supply of goods contracts
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:
the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SGA 1979)
the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (SGSA 1982)
the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015)
the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) (See Practice Note: Equality Act 2010—discrimination in the provision of goods, services and
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This Practice Note considers the nature and scope of arbitration agreements with a particular focus on arbitration agreements pursuant to the law of England and Wales, although it also discusses the concept from an international perspective and includes some comparative examples from other
Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
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