Contract & Commercial Law Update 2024 for Contract Drafters & In-House Counsel

Contract & Commercial Law Update 2024 for Contract Drafters & In-House Counsel
16 Sep 2024 - London


16 Sep 2024

9:30 AM ‐ 4:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

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Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
5 hours
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This course sets out the latest 2023-2024 caselaw developments with a lively interactive approach for delegates involved in drafting, reviewing or litigating contracts.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Formation - subject to contact; purchase orders and frame agreements
  • Interpretation - how to deal with contingencies and ambiguities, precedence clauses
  • Good faith and discretion - rowing back from Bates v Post Office - new cases on termination and Braganza discretion
  • Guarantees and indemnities - primary and secondary guarantees distinguished. Conclusive evidence of triggers for indemnities. Using indemnities in SPAs
  • Obligations - more concerns about innominate terms from the Court of Appeal; implying terms. Clauses that are void for ambiguity
  • Breach of contract and damages - material breach guidance compared with repudiatory breach; cure periods; avoiding wrongful termination
  • Other remedies - liquidated damages or penalty clauses; quantum meruit and declaratory relief
  • Limitation of liability - latest guidance from the Court of Appeal for suppliers; deliberate breach and gross negligence limitation clauses examined
  • Boilerplates - assignment, confidentiality; progress with Hague Convention in law and jurisdiction clauses
  • Commercial law update: data protection, consumer rights, AI, competition and IPR