Public sector contracts

Featured guidance
Public sector contracts guidance:

This Practice Note considers agreements to agree, and why an agreement to agree certain contractual terms at a future date has traditionally been held to be...

Practice Note

General During the lifetime of an agreement (and sometimes afterwards) one or more of the parties may wish to inform third parties about certain matters regarding the...

Practice Note

Boilerplate provisions in public sector contracts This Practice Note looks at equality and anti-discrimination clauses in public sector contracts. For more information on...

Practice Note

Boilerplate provisions in public sector contracts This Practice Note looks at audit clauses in public sector contracts. For more information on what contracting...

Practice Note

Nature of boilerplate provisions in public sector contracts Lawyers work on a huge variety of transactions, but all of them will in some way involve written agreements....

Practice Note

A growing proportion of retail sales are taking place online. Many consumers purchase goods via online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba. National boundaries...

Practice Note

Businesses seeking to prevent competitors gaining an unfair advantage through the use of misleading advertisements or copycat products have to rely on a combination of...

Practice Note

When considering a claim for damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles and related content), the court will consider the principles of causation...

Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines when a claim for rectification may be appropriate, what you need to establish to succeed on such a claim and what evidence may be admissible...

Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent and drafting issues....

Practice Note

Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing 'copycat' products or using misleading...

Practice Note

Express and implied contractual terms distinguished Contractual terms may be either express or implied: • express terms—are terms which are actually recorded in a written...

Practice Note

The basic approach of contract interpretation as provided by Lord Hoffmann’s five principles in ICS v West Bromwich Building Society (see Practice Note: Contract...

Practice Note

This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the variation of contracts and deeds. It explains how a contract or deed can be varied in...

Practice Note

When a written contract is beneficial or a necessity Contracts can be formed in one of three ways: • orally • ‘under hand’ (in writing), or • by deed Oral and written...

Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the general principles of recovering damages for contractual breach, starting with the compensatory function of damages and the different...

Practice Note