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Moving on from a business common sense approach to commercial contracts? (AL Challis Ltd v British Gas Trading Ltd)

Published on: 05 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Moving on from a business common sense approach to commercial contracts? (AL Challis Ltd v British Gas Trading Ltd)
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  • What was this case about?
  • What did the judge decide?
  • What does this affirm or call into question about the approach the courts are taking to construction of contracts?
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
  • How does all this fit in with other developments in this area of law? Do you have any predictions for future developments?

Article summary

Commercial analysis: Is the Court of Appeal decision in AL Challis Ltd v British Gas Trading Ltd indicative of a more widespread shift back towards a linguistic interpretation of commercial contracts? Philip Shepherd QC of XXIV Old Buildings explains the background to the case and spells out the practical implications of the judgment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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