- When is a contract not a contract? (Blue v Ashley)
- Original news
- Briefly, what was the background to this case and the issues before the court?
- What is the significance of this judgment, and why is it important for practitioners?
- What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
- How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of law? Do you have any predictions for future developments?
Dispute Resolution analysis: Discussing the case of Blue v Ashley, Tom Snelling, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Rachel Stephens, a knowledge lawyer in the firm’s disputes group, point out that practitioners need to be mindful when advising their clients that the court will be quick to spot ‘the human capacity for wishful thinking’ when it sees it.
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