Contracts: Desperate times call for desperate measures

Kate New looks at the outcome of some cases where the contracting parties wished to alter, avoid or reinterpret the terms of contracts that they entered into before the market collapse ‘A complicated scenario arises when the court is faced with a complex agreement and asked to consider how serious a breach must be in …
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Cases Referenced

  • BDW Training Ltd (t/a Barratt North London) v JM Rowe (Investments) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 548
  • Dalkia Utilities Services plc v Celtech International Ltd [2006] EWHC 62
  • Dominion Corporate Trustees Ltd & ors v Debenhams Properties Ltd [2010] EWCH 1193 (Ch)
  • Extra MSA Services Cobham & anor v Accor UK [2011] EWHC 775 Ch
  • McGahon v Crest Nicholson Regeneration Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 842
  • Rice (t/a The Garden Guardian) v Great Yarmouth Borough Council [2003] TCLR 1
  • Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Ltd v Somerfield Stores Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 1732