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What do GCs think about artificial intelligence? The client view on the new wave of legal tech

This in-depth report looks at what clients really think about the rise of artificial intelligence in law, with 15 general counsel from companies including Vodafone, Mastercard, BT and National Grid interviewed at length about their current and potential use of technology.

Law Firm: Bird & Bird | Published: 20 September 2017 | Practice Area: Corporate

Rating: 16 people found this useful

Does standard legal boilerplate hold water if the parties agree to change the contract terms?

One of the bits of standard legal boilerplate usually says that no variation to the contract is valid unless it is in writing and (often) signed by a duly authorised signatory for both parties. But does this hold water if the parties have clearly agreed to change the terms of the contract?

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 21 July 2016 | Practice Area: Contract Law

Penalty clauses are unenforceable – aren’t they?

This briefing looks at last week's eagerly awaited Supreme Court ruling on invalid penalty clauses, in a case which will be seen as a victory for traditional freedom of contract.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 10 November 2015 | Practice Area: Warranties

Rating: 5 people found this useful

Supreme Court judgment in ParkingEye v Beavis: beware overstaying your welcome in car parks

This week the Supreme Court handed down decisions in two cases concerning alleged penalty clauses. The cases are important from a legal perspective, and potentially open up many arguments relating to provisions for payments that are consequential on breach.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 05 November 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

Rating: 9 people found this useful

Supreme Court rewrites English law rule on penalties

In a judgment handed down this week, the Supreme Court has in effect re-written the rule on penalties, saying that the underlying rationale of the rule in English law has been misunderstood and that as a result the rule has been applied in many situations where it is both unnecessary and unjust.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 05 November 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

Rating: 9 people found this useful

Supreme Court clarifies position on penalty clauses

The Supreme Court has handed down two important judgments in relation to penalty clauses, which go some way to clarifying the law in this area, and which will impact on how liquidated damages clauses in construction, engineering and infrastructure contracts are interpreted in the future.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 04 November 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

Rating: 7 people found this useful

Worthing v Lloyds: High Court finds no continuing contractual duty to correct investment advice

The recent decision of the High Court in Worthing and Another v Lloyds Bank provides helpful clarification for financial institutions as to their duties when providing regulated investment advice under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and conducting subsequent reviews of that advice.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 October 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

'Flow-down' clauses in construction subcontracts: how to avoid common pitfalls

'Flow-down' clauses in construction subcontracts aim to ensure that the obligations of subcontractors to the main contractor mirror the obligations of the main contractor to the employer. This briefing looks at types of flow-down clause and how to avoid potential pitfalls when drafting such clauses.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 October 2015 | Practice Area: Construction

Rating: 4 people found this useful

Signing your life away? The legal pros and cons of electronic signatures

As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, this Shoosmiths briefing examines the pros and cons of e-signatures when compared to traditional wet ink signatures.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 October 2015 | Practice Area: Security

Rating: 17 people found this useful

A back to basics guide to contractual interpretation in construction disputes

Construction disputes often involve questions concerning contractual interpretation, whether as part of understanding the contractor's scope of work or to establish the proper operation of the agreed provisions. This briefing highlights some of the key principles in this area.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 October 2015 | Practice Area: Construction

Rating: 2 people found this useful

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