High Court finds buyer not entitled to reject off-spec oil

A recent High Court decision has given a helpful analysis of the consequences that follow from delivering off-specification oil: Galtrade Limited v BP Oil International Limited [2021] EWHC 1796 (Comm). The underlying facts of the case come up quite often in practice, although reported decisions are less frequent. A seller delivered off-spec hydrocarbons (in this … Read more

High Court finds clause in supplier’s standard terms and conditions was unreasonable for purposes of Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

In a recent decision, the High Court found that a supplier’s standard terms and conditions had been incorporated by reference into the contract, but an exclusion clause in those terms and conditions failed to satisfy the requirement of reasonableness under s.11 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (“UCTA”): Phoenix Interior Design Ltd v Henley … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 9: General update

In this ninth episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we give a brief update on developments relating to Brexit, and discuss some recent cases on factual witness and expert evidence. We also look at a recent Civil Justice Council report on compulsory ADR and finally we discuss an important Supreme Court decision … Read more

Proposal for EU to join 2019 Hague Judgments Convention

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for the EU to accede to the 2019 Hague Judgments Convention, an international treaty which is aimed at facilitating the mutual recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. In order for the EU to join the Convention, the Commission’s proposal will have to be adopted … Read more