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What Damages Can You Claim for Breach of Contract?

Filed under: Contract Law, Contracts and Agreements

If you suffer loss because of a breach of contract the Court may award damages to compensate you for that loss.

Can I Recover My Legal Costs if I Win?

Filed under: Contract Law, Litigation and dispute resolution

Even if you win your dispute, you will generally not be able to recover all of your legal fees and costs from the other party.

How to Draft a Witness Statement or Affidavit for Court

Filed under: Contract Law, Commercial Law

The usual way of giving evidence in Court is via a witness statement or affidavit. The other way is to give evidence orally from the witness box, however...

How to Draft a Deed of Settlement and Release

Filed under: Contract Drafting & Disputes, Contract Law

The purpose of a Deed of Settlement and Release is to bring to an end (‘fully and finally settle’) a legal proceeding and/or any dispute.

How to Draft a Statement of Claim

Filed under: Contract Law

It can be a daunting task to draft a statement of claim, even for a lawyer, because there are so many rules and requirements.

When will a discretion to perform a contractual promise be enforceable?

Filed under: Contract Law, Contract Disputes

Sometimes a contract will impose a discretionary obligation on a party. In what circumstances will the Courts require such an obligation to be perfor...

What terms can be implied in a contract?

Filed under: Contract Law

Contracts should ideally contain all of the terms the parties wish to include to regulate their contractual relationship. Contracts should ideally contain...

How to interpret a contract when the use of a defined term does not make sense?

Filed under: Contract Law, Contracts and Agreements

Contracts generally contain a ‘definitions’ clause setting out defined terms which are used repeatedly in the contract. Often the definitions clause...

What is a Restraint of Trade in a Sale of Business?

Filed under: Contract Law, Commercial Law

A restraint of trade is a common clause in sale of business agreements. The clause will protect the purchaser of the business by preventing the vendor...

What is a Sham Contract

Filed under: Contract Law, Contracts and Agreements

Occasionally it is alleged that a contract is a sham. But what is a sham contract and how do the Courts deal with them?

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