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When do you have a binding contract? It may be more (or less) often than you think

Sometimes what appears to be an agreement is not in fact binding, for example because it is incomplete or its terms are uncertain. Conversely, a binding agreement might be reached despite appearances to the contrary. This guide covers potential problems and sets out practical steps to minimise risk.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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Back to basics: top 10 tips on signing your documents correctly

In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co sets out ten top tips for executing documents, covering subjects including deeds of variation, counterparts, and the types of 'entity' signing the document.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Contract termination: how to avoid common pitfalls

One of the thorniest problems for any in-house lawyer is the question: "how do I terminate this contract?" In this video interview, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co litigation partner Andrew Smith discusses how you can terminate a contract and offers some advice on avoiding common pitfalls.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Non-disclosure agreements

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Cayman Islands: The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014 came into force on 21 May this year. Subject to certain exemptions, the law allows for the direct enforcement of contractual rights by third parties in contracts to which they are not a party, as this Harneys briefing explains.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 19 June 2014 | Practice Area: Auction

Key cases in English legal history - Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking

Over the years there have been many cases concerning tort and contract which have effectively rewritten and defined the law. This article looks at Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking, which was decided in 1971 and remains a key case covering incorporation of terms into a contract and exclusion clauses.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Cayman Islands introduces third party rights legislation

The Cayman Islands has implemented a new law which provides a statutory framework permitting contracting parties to allow persons who are not party to contracts governed by Cayman law, but who are expressed by the terms of the contract as benefiting under them, to enforce provisions of the contract.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 27 May 2014 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

How to improve contracting practice in your organisation: insight from in-house counsel

New research has found that clients are increasingly concerned about contractual risk, with significant issues often understated or overlooked. This report, which draws on input from senior in-house lawyers, identifies the key reasons for poor contracting and sets out how to improve your processes.

Law Firm: Berwin Leighton Paisner | Published: 14 May 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Ten things to be aware of when drafting construction contracts for multi-contract power projects

It is vital that contracts in a multi-contract project are drafted so as to address and mitigate the interface risk between various aspects of the project. In this briefing, Eversheds lists ten things developers should be aware of when drafting and negotiating contracts for a multi-contract project.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Sustainable

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Mistaken identity - the importance of getting names right in contracts

In a recent case, the High Court considered the doctrine of misnomer, and demonstrated why care must be taken to ensure the name of the right party is inserted in a contract – especially when there are a number of group companies bearing similar names. Macfarlanes takes a closer look at the case.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 November 2013 | Practice Area: Non-disclosure agreements

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Why clear drafting matters: a case lost by both sides?

Wragges reports on recent fees dispute, involving an Asia online estate agency business, which illustrates how lack of clarity can leave both sides of a dispute hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket, after the parties failed to record clearly what they had (or thought they had) agreed.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 November 2013 | Practice Area: Auction

Rating: 7 people found this useful

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