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Can contracts be varied orally?

Many commercial contracts contain a “no oral modification” (NOM) clause that requires any variations to be agreed in writing. The Supreme Court has considered whether such NOM clauses are enforceable. What did it decide? More...


Important ruling on varying contracts

The Court of Appeal recently ruled on whether a clause in a contract which requires any changes to be in writing is binding. What was the outcome? More...


Has the contract been “frustrated”?

Another company wants you to accept new, but less favourable, terms of business. It says that a refusal on your part will amount to “frustration” meaning that it can end the contract automatically and walk away. Is this correct? More...


Employment contracts and name changes

There are occasions where one of the parties to an employment contract will change their name. In this situation must the contract be amended to reflect the new name of the employer or employee? More...


Oral contract - was the termination agreed?

In a recent case, the parties had entered into a verbal agreement. When one of them terminated it early, the other claimed that this right hadn’t been an “express term” of their contract. How did the Court of Appeal resolve the argument? More...


Can a contractual “oversight” ever be corrected?

The directors negotiated the terms of an important contract clause. But, after signing on the dotted line, they’ve spotted that it’s been left out! Although this is an oversight, the other side is refusing to alter it. Can anything been done? More...


Who is the winner in the T&Cs battle?

Your company entered into a contract with another party. On doing so, it referred to its standard terms and conditions of business. But they’re now claiming that as theirs were mentioned first they, in fact, apply. What should the directors do? More...


Playing hardball with slow payers

You’ve noticed that more and more of your customers are late in paying your invoices. In response, can you simply stop supplying them? More...


The electric swindle

If you receive a call from someone promising to slash your electricity bill, should you be interested? More...


“Can we pay later...?”

A new customer placed an order with you worth nearly £5,000. Your company did the work as requested and had the goods ready on time. When he came to collect them he said he could only afford to pay £3,000. What are your options? More...
Last updated: 03.07.2020

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