The Liver Building

Contract and Commercial Update


Speaker: Chris Beanland

Date: Friday 16th November, 2018

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Areas of Law: Company & Commercial

Competencies: A A2 A3 A4 A5 B B3 B4 B6 B7 D D3

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

Course Code: S4114


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 [2018] UKSC 24
• No reliance clauses: First tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1396
• Entire agreement clauses: NF Football Investments Ltd v NFCC Group Holdings Ltd [2018] EWHC 1346
• Offer and acceptance and negotiations subject to contract: Goel v Grant [2017] EWHC 2688
• Equitable jurisdiction to rectify mistakes in deeds: English v Keats [2018] EWHC 637
• Mutual mistake: Triple Seven Msn 27251 Ltd v Azman Air Services Ltd [2018] EWHC 1348
• Implied obligations of good faith: Al Neyahan v Kent [2018] EWHC 333
• Wide ranging exclusion clauses and reasonableness: Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1371
• Meaning of consent ‘not to be unreasonably withheld’: Crowther v Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 504
• Construction of contracts and implied terms: Kason Kek Gardner Ltd v Process Components Ltd [2017] EWCa Civ 2132
• Application of Marks & Spencer v BNP on implied terms: JN Hipwell & Son v Szurek [2018] EWCA Civ 674
• ‘Wrotham Park’ damages: Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20

Continuing Competence

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.

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 on company, commercial and insolvency issues


Member £105
Non-member £150
Corporate Member Training Offer 1 Credit
Training Season Ticket Free
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