Public sector contract termination

Public sector contract termination guidance:

Force majeure—meaning and nature The key features of force majeure are: • a 'force majeure clause' applies to a contractual term providing for one (or both) parties to be...

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A contract may be frustrated if an unforeseen event occurs after the contract is formed and: • as a result of that event: ◦ the contract becomes impossible to perform...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on how to draft a termination notice and an accompanying without prejudice offer letter to settle any claim arising out of the...

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A contract may be wholly discharged by agreement as follows: • where one party releases the other from its obligations by deed (release) • the parties agree to compromise...

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Introduction As commercial lawyers, we are used to being instructed to advise in connection with the formation of a commercial relationship. Even if, like family lawyers...

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This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as to identity and...

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What is rescission of a contract? The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in some way: • the...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including their practical and...

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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows: • one party to the contract is in breach of contract • the relevant breach is...

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When is a contract a void contract? A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where: • the parties contract on the basis of a...

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