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Webinar – Contract Law Update with Professor Ewan McKendrick

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Ewan McKendrick QC, has agreed to join us once more for another insightful overview of the latest in contract law.

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It is an honour to have him as our guest speaker again this Spring. This flagship event will take the form of three fortnightly consecutive lunchtime sessions running from the end of April through May.

Continuing to host these sessions on-line for your convenience, we do hope you can attend. Simply fill out the registration form below to secure your place at ALL three of them.

Emeritus Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford and Professor of Anglo-American Private law at the University of Leiden, Ewan will share with us the latest insights and case law on the following topics, a must for all in-house legal teams:

Wednesday 27th April: Formation and interpretation of contracts.

We will examine recent cases on the formation of contracts (including winning the battle of the forms) and recent cases concerned with the interpretation of contracts, the status of the contra proferentem rule and the approach adopted by the courts to the interpretation of exclusion clauses and the status of no oral modification clauses and entire agreement clauses.

Wednesday 11th May: Incorporation of terms into contracts, implied terms, the doctrine of economic duress.

We will explore this topic following a recent Supreme Court decision and the scope of the doctrine of frustration in light of the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and other recent events

Wed 25th May: Remedies for breach of contract.

Focusing in particular on the termination of contracts and agreed damages clauses highlighted by recent case law.

You will be able to ask your own questions in advance via the registration form below or you can use the Q&A feature in Zoom during the course of the webinars.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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