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What guidance is available to prepare for no deal Brexit?As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting...
22nd Sep
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What does Brexit mean for UK students in courses that require periods of study in another EU country?Until formal notice is given under Article 50 of...
Produced in partnership with Shazia Akhtar of Gatehouse Chambers 17th Sep
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Does a settlement agreement, eg under section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, have to be executed as a deed? When executing documents by a...
17th Sep
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Can an attorney under a lasting power of attorney (LPA) execute a deed of resignation to resign the donor as a company director?We refer you to Q&A:...
16th Sep
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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 15th Sep
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Can my force majeure clause protect me against the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the...
15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Where a document forms a schedule to an agreement, if the document in the schedule is signed rather than being printed as a separate agreement and...
13th Sep
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Can a deed by a company be executed in counterpart in order to comply with section 44 of the Companies Act 2006?Contracts and deedsThere are two types...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 13th Sep
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Is there a requirement for a contract governed by English law to be written in the English language? Where a contract is written in another language,...
13th Sep
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Can a senior employee (for example a Practice Manager) bind a partnership by signing a supply contract? Could they (by implied authority/agency) bind...
13th Sep
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What is the effect of the clause: ‘[a reference to a ‘party’ includes that party’s personal representatives, successors and permitted...
13th Sep
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Can a third party rely on ostensible/apparent authority where they know the person signing a document is an employee of a company not a director and...
13th Sep
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What are the requirements for incorporating the terms of an agreement which is being varied into a deed of variation?There are various methods by...
13th Sep
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Is it possible to draft a jurisdiction clause which is neither exclusive or non-exclusive but offers a middle ground?This Q&A relates to drafting...
13th Sep
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Is a dispute resolution clause still binding between the parties when a contract terminates?This Q&A focuses on whether a dispute resolution clause is...
13th Sep
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Must the consideration under a contract be financial, or is there sufficient consideration if one party provides the other with products in exchange...
13th Sep
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What does the term 'attorney-in-fact' mean? If a commercial agreement purporting to appoint an ‘attorney-in-fact’ is executed as a simple contract (eg...
13th Sep

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