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Prevention principle will not override agreed contract terms on concurrent delay
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 8 2018

In the recent case of North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited1 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld a contract term

No Oral Modification clauses - solid as a rock
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2018

On Wednesday 16 May 2018 the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres

No hindsight for implied terms
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2018

In Robert Bou-Simon v. BGC Brokers LP 2018 EWCA Civ 1525, the Court of Appeal considered deleted provisions and implied terms. Although in the

Can zero hours workers compare contracts with full-time workers?
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2018

It is increasingly common for businesses to employ casual staff on zero hours contracts - contracts that do not guarantee any hours of work. Can they

The Basics: Termination for breach of contract
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2018

Terminating a contract because one party is in breach is not as straightforward as it sounds. Does the breach entitle you to terminate? Getting the

The variation of contractual terms by agreement: update
  • Birketts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2018

Many contracts contain a clause purporting to impose conditions on the circumstances in which the parties can vary the terms of the contract, commonly

Informal Variations a Change in Approach
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2018

In a significant change to English law, the UK Supreme Court has held that English law "should and does give effect to a contractual provision

Constructive dismissal
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 30 2018

Breaches of contract which have been affirmed by the employee can be revived by a later breach Employers beware - the recent Court of Appeal decision

Developments in contract: Termination and loss of bargain
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2018

A contract may be terminated early by either exercising a contractual right to terminate (eg through a termination clause), or the common law right to

Developments in contract: Uncertain clauses
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2018

Contractual terms may be void if they are too uncertain to be enforceable. The court’s role is to give legal effect to what the parties have agreed