Welcome to the home page for 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. Each edition comprises:
- a PDF guide; and
- an hour-long webinar for clients and contacts of the firm.
Issue 7, October 2020:
When events intervene: Force majeure, frustration and material adverse change
Neil Blake, Julie Farley and Natasha Johnson
Issue 6, July 2020:
Defining your liability in advance: Liquidated damages, limitation and exclusion clauses
James Baily, Sarah Hawes and David Nitek
Issue 5, February 2020:
Endeavours obligations: How hard do you have to try?
James Farrell, Emma Schaafsma and Gavin Williams
Issue 4, November 2019:
How far can you act in your own self-interest? The role of good faith in commercial contracts
Chris Parker, Rachel Lidgate and Alex Kay
Issue 3, October 2019:
Pre-contractual statements: When can they come back to bite you?
Harry Edwards, Ceri Morgan and David Coulling
Issue 2, July 2019:
What does your contract mean? How the courts interpret contracts
Gary Milner-Moore, Sarah McNally and Steven Dalton
(Note that since publication of issue 2 of this series, the Court of Appeal has clarified the test for rectifying a contractual document for common mistake, in its decision in FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v GLAS Trust Corporation Ltd  EWCA Civ 1361, considered here.)
Issue 1, May 2019:
When do you have a binding contract? It may be more (or less) often than you think
Chris Bushell, Maura McIntosh and Robert Moore
THIS SERIES WAS RE-LAUNCHED IN UPDATED FORM ON 21 MAY 2019. THE REMAINING EDITIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES CAN BE ACCESSED BELOW.
Issue 10, April 2018:
Dispute resolution clauses: Putting yourself in the best position
Adam Johnson QC, Alexander Oddy and Nick Peacock
Issue 9, November 2017:
Getting your just deserts: Remedies for breach of contract
Natasha Johnson, Rachel Lidgate and John Ogilvie
Issue 8, January 2017:
Terminating your contract: When can you call it quits?
Tom Leech QC, Gregg Rowan and Robert Moore