A reminder of the need to be clear whether settlement negotiations are subject to contract

The High Court has held that a binding settlement was agreed in an exchange of e-mails between the parties’ solicitors despite their subsequent failure to agree formal terms: Bieber v Teathers Limited [2014] EWHC 4205 (Ch). The decision acts as a reminder of the importance of making a settlement offer expressly “subject to contract”, where it is not intended that a … Read more