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Contract disputes practical guides

26 April 2018 | UK
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Welcome to our series of contract disputes practical guides, designed to provide clients with practical guidance on some key issues that feature in disputes relating to commercial contracts under English law. This page will be updated with future editions as they are published. 

Each edition comprises:

  • a PDF guide (linked below);
  • an hour-long webinar for clients and contacts of the firm (you can register to access the archived versions by contacting Jane Webber); and
  • a short podcast focusing on practical tips (linked below). 

 

Dispute resolution clauses: Putting yourself in the best position - Issue 10

April 2018

Adam Johnson QC, Alexander Oddy and Nick Peacock

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

Getting your just deserts: Remedies for breach of contract - Issue 9

November 2017

Natasha Johnson, Rachel Lidgate and John Ogilvie

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

Terminating your contract: When can you call it quits? - Issue 8

January 2017

Tom Leech QC, Gregg Rowan and Robert Moore

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

English law contracts post-Brexit: What changes should commercial parties expect? - Issue 7

September 2016

Anna Pertoldi, Neil Blake and Alex Kay

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

Defining your liability in advance: Liquidated damages, limitation and exclusion clauses - Issue 6

June 2016

James Baily, David Nitek and Gillian Fairfield

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

Endeavours obligations: How hard do you have to try? - Issue 5

March 2016

James Farrell, Ann Levin and Gavin Williams

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

How far can you act in your own self-interest? The role of good faith in commercial contracts - Issue 4

February 2016

Chris Parker, Gregg Rowan and Nick Pantlin 

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

(Note: Since this guide was published, the Court of Appeal has departed from the High Court's reasoning in MSC Mediterranean v Cottonex, referred to in section 9 of the guide. See our post on the decision: Court of Appeal finds innocent party could not affirm contract following repudiatory breach where defaulting party unable (not just unwilling) to perform.) 


 

Pre-contractual statements: When can they come back to bite you? - Issue 3

November 2015

Kirsten Massey, James Norris-Jones and Sarah Pollock  

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

 

What does your contract mean? How the courts interpret contracts - Issue 2

September 2015

Gary Milner-Moore, Natasha Johnson and Steven Dalton  

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

(Note: Since this guide was published, the Supreme Court has clarified the law on implication of contractual terms, in a landlord/tenant dispute involving Marks and Spencer. See our post on the decision: Supreme Court clarifies test for implying terms into a contract.) 


 

When do you have a binding contract? It may be more (or less) often than you think - Issue 1

June 2015

Tim Parkes, Chris Bushell and Robert Moore

PDF GUIDE PODCAST

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