The Liver Building

Contract & Commercial Update (online)


Speaker: Chris Beanland

Date: Monday 13th June, 2022

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Company & Commercial

Competencies: B


Course Code: S4598


This online course provides busy practitioners with a practical update on contract and commercial developments over the last year. Aimed at both contentious and non-contentious lawyers and will give attendees practical pointers to use in their practice areas.

Covering but is not limited to:

  • Johnny Rotten’s attempt to invoke every conceivable kind of estoppel rejected and defeated by implied term: Jones v Lydon [2021] EWHC 2321
  • Exploiting monopoly position is not economic duress: Pakistan International Airlines Corp v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021[ UKSC 40
  • No implied term that obligation to pay rent suspended when premises closed due to Covid: London (Trocadero) (2015) Ltd v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd [2021] EWHC 2591
  • 12% compounded default interest was penalty: Ahjuha Investments Ltd v Victorygame Ltd [2021] EWHC 2382
  • Rare example of onerous term not incorporated into contract because insufficient steps taken to bring it to party’s attention: Blu-sky Solutions Ltd v Be Caring Ltd [2021] EWHC 2619
  • Are there special rules for construction of settlement agreements?: Maranello Rossso Ltd v Lohomij BV & others [2021] EWHC 2452
  • Does a clause requiring a party top ‘take all reasonable action’ to mitigate loss compel a party to commence litigation against a third party?: Equitix EEEF Biomass 2 v Fox & others [2021] EWHC 2531
  • No frustration of contract where contract allocates risk: Iris Helicopter Leasing Ltd v Elitaliana SRL [2021] EWHC 2459

Can’t make the date/time or need to revisit the training? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure! The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

Speaker Biographies

Chris Beanland qualified in 1992 with Eversheds, where he continued to practise in the Insolvency Department for a number of years. Chris is now an Associate Professor at The University of Law, Manchester and lectures extensively on company, commercial and insolvency issues.


Member £110
Non-member £155
Training Passport Free
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