The Liver Building

Contract & Commercial Update with Chris Beanland


Speaker: Chris Beanland

Date: Friday 12th March, 2021

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Company & Commercial


Course Code: S4518


This course will cover developments in contract and commercial law over the last year.

It will concentrate on issues practitioners are likely to face in the ‘real world’.

Covering, but isn’t limited to:

  • The Law Society’s updated guide on virtual and electronic execution of documents
  •  Umish Ltd v Gill [2020] EWHC 1513 on virtual execution of a guarantee
  • Can an agreement executed as a defective deed still be valid as a simple contract?
    Signature Living Hotels Ltd v Sulyok [2020] EWHC 257
  • How are damages assessed for loss of chance in a procurement process? FP
    McCann Ltd v Dept for Regional Development [2020] NIQB 51
  • Guidance on redaction when the issue is construction of a contract: Hancock v
    Promontoria (Chestnut) Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 907
  • Restraint of trade and leases: Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd
    [2020] UKSC 36
  • Was an express obligation of confidentiality a condition precedent to enforcement of
    a settlement agreement? Duchy Farm v Steel [2020] EWHC 1208
  • Construction of contractual provision where the contract contains worked examples:
    Altera Voyageur Production Ltd v Premier Oil E&P Ltd [2020] EWHC 1891
  • What does an express duty of good faith mean? Unwin v Bond [2020] EWHC 1768

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.


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Non-member £150
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