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Consumer Rights Act 2015, s 100 (CRA 2015) provides that the Act will only apply to goods or services as of 1 October 2015. For more information, see Practice Note: Consumer Rights Act 2015—summary.
The question is: at what point, if at all, do oral negotiations and subsequent work become a legally enforceable contract?
For a contract to be effective, four key elements must be present:
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What is quia timet relief?Injunctions are generally awarded where a party has already suffered a wrong. For guidance on injunctions generally, see Practice Note: Injunctions—guiding principles. However, an injunction may be sought before a party's rights have been infringed on the basis that they
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This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
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