The Liver Building

Contract and Commercial Update (Sept 19)


Speaker: Chris Beanland

Date: Friday 20th September, 2019

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Company & Commercial

Competencies: A2 A3 A4 A5 B3 B4 B6 B7 & D3

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4204


As ever, the year has seen a number of developments which will be of interest to practitioners. Some break new ground whilst others remind us of basic principles. This course will explain the past year’s developments in a straightforward manner and will give busy practitioners practical tips on the impact of developments in relevant areas of practice. The course will cover (but isn’t limited to):

  • Morris v Swanton Care and Community Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2763 on ‘agreements to agree’
  • Wells v Davani [2019] UKSC 4 on implying terms into an agreement to make it sufficiently certain so as to be enforceable
  • Carrying out work before concluding a contract: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd AMEC (BCS) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2222
  • Losing the right to claim for loss of bargain when terminating under express contractual provision: Phones 4U Ltd v EE Ltd [2018] EWHC 49
  • Implied obligation of good faith in ‘relational’ contracts: Bates v Post Office Ltd (No 3) [2019] EWHC 606
  • Penalties: Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd [2019] UKEAT 0100_18_2802
  • Frustration and Brexit: Canary Wharf(BP4) P2 Ltd v EMA [2019] EWHC 335
  • Apparent authority of a bank manager to write off debts: Stavrinides v Bank of Cyprus [2019] EWHC 1325

Speaker Biographies

Chris Beanland qualified in 1992 with Eversheds, where he continued to practise in the Insolvency Department for a number of years. Chris now lectures extensively on company, commercial and insolvency issues.


Member £105
Non-member £150
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