An example of loose drafting of a warranty liability exclusion clause in a share purchase agreement
This 2020 Privy Council case was about the basis on which you work out how far you can go when working out for what kinds of losses you can claim damages when there is a breach of contract, before they have to be treated as irrecoverable because they are too remote.
This recent case was described by one of the judges as raising ‘one of the most important and diﬃcult questions of law to come before the Supreme Court for some time’.
Jan 2020 This recent case is a salutary lesson on the importance of thinking ahead and getting the right bases covered in your commercial agreements. The case relates to an agency/introduction agreement, but the same advice applies to all sorts of agreements.
October 2019 A guide to how the law works when you buy shares in a company and later have a warranty claim. Plus a recent case (at 2019) about it. Quite a lot of background here (in fact there are three of them) but all possibly useful stuff to know particularly if you ever want to buy or sell a business…
1 October 2012 This recent case is a reminder that if you are asked to give what you think is a guarantee you need to be careful what it actually says.
Tn this recent case the Court of Appeal had a few things to say on what circumstances might amount to economic duress. The case confirms the high threshold for proving economic duress. This will give comfort to parties to various types of long-term contracts, particularly those such as franchisors.
27 August 2019 Supreme Court sets law on when you can sever wording from restrictive covenants to turn them from unenforceable into enforceable (the 'blue pencil' rule)
Is an agent allowed to earn commission from someone in return for introducing his principal if he hasn't told his principal about it?
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.