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  • Court of Appeal suggests more limited role for UCTA in commercial contracts

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    Submitted: 20 June 2018

    The Court of Appeal has upheld the reasonableness of a wide-ranging exclusion clause, suggesting a more limited role for UCTA in commercial contracts between parties of a similar bargaining power.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

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    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Developments in contract: May 2018

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    We summarise the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to a number of different aspects of contract law and interpretation.

  • Developments in contract: Recitals and context

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to the use of recitals in interpreting commercial contracts.

  • Developments in contract: Good faith

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    ​A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to implied duties of good faith.

  • Developments in contract: Contractual discretion

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    ​A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to the exercise of contractual discretion and the "Braganza duty".

  • Developments in contract: No oral modification clauses

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to the use of clauses prohibiting contractual amendment by oral agreement.

  • Developments in contract: Notices of claims

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    ​A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to provisions requiring notice to be given before claims under a contract are made.

  • Developments in contract: Uncertain clauses

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to clauses that may be void for uncertainty.

  • Developments in contract: "Negotiating damages"

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    ​​A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to "Negotiating damages", formerly known as "Wrotham Park damages".

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