This course provides busy practitioners with a practical update on contract and commercial developments over the last year. The course is aimed at both contentious and non-contentious lawyers and will give attendees practical pointers to use in their practice areas.
The course will cover:
• How effective is an anti-oral variation clause?: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd  UKSC 24
• No reliance clauses: First tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd  EWCA Civ 1396
• Entire agreement clauses: NF Football Investments Ltd v NFCC Group Holdings Ltd  EWHC 1346
• Offer and acceptance and negotiations subject to contract: Goel v Grant  EWHC 2688
• Equitable jurisdiction to rectify mistakes in deeds: English v Keats  EWHC 637
• Mutual mistake: Triple Seven Msn 27251 Ltd v Azman Air Services Ltd  EWHC 1348
• Implied obligations of good faith: Al Neyahan v Kent  EWHC 333
• Wide ranging exclusion clauses and reasonableness: Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd  EWCA Civ 1371
• Meaning of consent ‘not to be unreasonably withheld’: Crowther v Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd  EWHC 504
• Construction of contracts and implied terms: Kason Kek Gardner Ltd v Process Components Ltd  EWCa Civ 2132
• Application of Marks & Spencer v BNP on implied terms: JN Hipwell & Son v Szurek  EWCA Civ 674
• ‘Wrotham Park’ damages: Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd  UKSC 20
The SRA states that solicitors have a regulatory requirement to provide a proper standard of service. Solicitors must comply with Principle 5 in the SRA’s Code of Conduct 2011 and the requirement to provide a proper standard of service by:
• Reflecting on the quality of their practice by reference to the Competence Statement for solicitors.
• Undertaking regular learning and development so their skills and knowledge remain up to date.
• Recording and evaluating their learning and development activity.
• Making an annual declaration that they have considered their training needs and taken measures to maintain their competence.