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What legal issues arise in business-to-business contracts for the supply of goods and services in relation to unfair terms and termination?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/01/2018

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What legal issues arise in business-to-business contracts for the supply of goods and services in relation to unfair terms and termination?
  • The provision of goods and services
  • Unfair terms in business-to-business contracts
  • Limitation of liability
  • Termination issues

In answering this Q&A we have limited our research to cover business-to-business contracts for generic goods and services which are not subject to specific industry or sector regulation.

In conducting our research we have focussed on the issues relating to unfair terms, limitation of liability and termination only.

The provision of goods and services

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

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

  2. the Consumer Rights Act 2015

  3. the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2999

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

  5. the Bribery Act 2010 (see Practice Note: The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guide)

  6. the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/246

  7. the Modern Slavery Act 2015

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