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This Practice Note sets out guidance upon the meaning, use and importance of commonly used terms in exclusion and limitation of liability clauses in commercial agreements, including the terms: abandonment; wilful misconduct; and deliberate default. It considers how these terms have been interpreted via case law and includes tips for parties when drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
An exclusion clause is a contractual term which sets out exclusions upon liability. It is sometimes referred to as an exemption clause. A limitation of liability clause is a contractual term which sets out limitations upon liability. Both of these types of clauses are subject to statutory and common law controls. For more on those general controls, see Practice Note: Exclusion and limitation of liability and for an example limitation of liability clause, see Precedent: Limitation of liability clause.
The terms used in a limitation of liability or exclusion clause will dictate the clause’s application to certain scenarios and may protect a party from liability for certain forms of damage, even where such damage is a result of the party’s breach. Therefore, even if a party admits that it has committed a breach of contract, it may be able to argue that it is not liable
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)). No gain or loss need actually be made, and no deception need operate on the mind of the deceived for the Fraud Act 2006
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be claimed.Claims for use and occupationA claim for use and occupation is possible where there is occupation of land without an express agreement fixing the
BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies,
This Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects enforcing a contract against a third party and what happens when, notwithstanding the lack of privity, a contract has an indirect effect on a third
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