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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and duties of good faith under English law

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and duties of good faith under English law
Published on: 02 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and duties of good faith under English law
  • Background—UK government
  • The meaning of good faith in English law
  • Express contractual duties to act in good faith
  • Implied duties of good faith—general implied duty
  • Conclusion

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Simon Fawell, partner, and Abdul Azeem s/o Abdul Samad, associate, of Dechert LLP consider the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the concept of a duty of good faith in English contract law, particularly in light of the UK government’s guidance published in May 2020 (and updated on 30 June 2020) strongly encouraging parties to ‘act responsibly and fairly in the national interest in performing and enforcing their contracts’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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