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Restrictive covenants and blue pencils

Supreme Court sets law on when you can sever wording from restrictive covenants to turn them from unenforceable into enforceable (the 'blue pencil' rule)

Agents and secret commissions

Is an agent allowed to earn commission from someone in return for introducing his principal if he hasn't told his principal about it?

Verbal contracts, carts, horses, chickens and eggs

Here is a case which looks at how on earth a court decides whether a contract was created and what its terms might have been when all the discussions were oral only, and nothing was put in writing.

Do deeds have to be executed under seal?

17/12/18 If you want to enter into a contract with someone, each side needs to give the other what is known as 'consideration'. You can't get something for nothing. The law is a bit silly here and it's largely a formality, as the value of the 'consideration' is irrelevant. That's why lots of contracts say...

Seasonal warning about Christmas parties

17/12/19 Employers can be held liable for unlawful things done by their staff if these take place in the course of their employment.  This can include work-related social events out of office and after hours, particularly if they are organised by the employer. But what about post-party incidents?
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