Commercial business law

A timely reminder of the importance of careful drafting
A recent Supreme Court decision raised issues concerning the proper approach to contract interpretation and the admissibility of extrinsic evidence. The court's approach serves as a timely reminder about the importance of careful and accurate drafting of commercial contracts. Solicitor Lisa Tat summarises the court's findings.

Entire agreement clause means what it says
Arguments based on the Contractual Remedies Act and the Fair Trading Act to exclude the effect of an entire agreement clause proved unsuccessful in a recent Court of Appeal case.

Law on employment protection in restructuring under review – chance for feedback
A review is underway of the law surrounding protection for employees in the event of a business restructuring. Partner Rob Towner and senior associate Tim Clarke outline the details of the review.

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