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Applications for extensions of time before time limit expires are not applications for relief from sanctions

United Kingdom - December 8 2014 This Court of Appeal decision helpfully clarifies that applications for extensions of time made before the relevant deadline expires, even if the…

Sapna Garg, Neil Jamieson.

Court of Appeal considers meaning of “commercially reasonable manner”

United Kingdom - October 22 2014 This case addressed the construction of a clause requiring a party to make a determination in a “commercially reasonable manner” in relation to an…

Michael Clark, Anna Myrvang, Danielle Rodgers, Conrad Walker.

Agreement to negotiate in good faith within a limited period held enforceable

United Kingdom - December 8 2014 This case is significant because it creates an exception to the general principle that an agreement to negotiate is unenforceable. The High Court…

Sapna Garg, Neil Jamieson.

An oral agreement was a complete and binding agreement and was not “subject to contract”

United Kingdom - December 8 2014 This decision of the High Court illustrates that contracts do not necessarily have to be in writing to be binding. The claimant (Ms Williams), as…

Sapna Garg, Neil Jamieson.

Changes to UK tactical settlement offer rules

United Kingdom - January 21 2015 A Part 36 offer provides parties with one of the most important tactical steps in litigation in the UK courts, attaching important cost implications…