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I have received a force majeure notice from my supplier, what do I do?The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have...
Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 13th Sep
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Does the lack of signature on a contract or deed negate the contract? Is there a distinction between contracts and deeds in this respect? Where a...
13th Sep
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Is a contract enforceable if it has been signed but not dated?It is difficult to envisage any circumstances where a contract would be void or...
Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 13th Sep
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Can a party to a deed take the benefit of it without executing it?For details on formalities for the formation of deeds, see Practice Note: Executing...
13th Sep
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Is notice by email effective written notice where the contract is silent on whether notice can be given by email?This Q&A is in the context of a...
13th Sep
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Is it the company behind the trading name or the trading name which is the contracting party to the contract? Does a trading name have legal capacity...
13th Sep
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In what order should the execution clause and signature block appear?Written agreements should be signed by the parties and accompanied by an...
13th Sep
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What is the effect of a corporate signature, particularly by a solicitor’s firm, eg where a letter is signed as ‘Firm A’ as opposed to being signed...
13th Sep
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Is a contract between a company and a third party which is entered into in breach of the company’s articles of association enforceable?This Q&A deals...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 13th Sep
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Do you have a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for use with a consultant?Our Consultancy services—overview contains general information on consultancy...
13th Sep
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Is a deed validly executed by a company and a trust if it is only signed once by the same signatory?Deeds are a form of written agreement that may be...
13th Sep
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Is a force majeure clause enforceable in a business-to-consumer contract because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Traders seeking to rely on force majeure...
13th Sep
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If the name of a third party supplier is disclosed under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), is it a breach of the NDA for the recipient to contract...
13th Sep
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What is the position in relation to translated documents in the context of legal advice privilege?Legal Professional PrivilegeThe core aim of...
9th Sep
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When administering an oath, do I have to verify the deponent’s identity?Rules and guidance from the regulators on this point are thin on the ground,...
9th Sep
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Can a power of attorney lapse or expire or does it last indefinitely? Does it need to be updated or 'refreshed'?Lasting powers of attorneyIn contrast...
9th Sep

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