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The Effectiveness of Entire Agreement Clauses

Entire Agreement Clauses (EACs) attempt to contain all agreements between contracting parties within the four corners of the final, written contract. Whilst this practice can provide certainty, Helen Morse discusses how, despite EACs, courts can look beyond beyond the four corners of the contract.

11:00, 2nd September 2014
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When is enough, enough? Balancing the rights of consumers and advisers

The law imposes time limits on when individuals can bring claims to court based upon when the offence or disputed action occurred. Nevertheless, recent claims against financial advisers are demonstrating that their are methods of circumventing the ordinary limitation periods. Is this practice fair?

11:00, 26th August 2014
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The Validity of E-signatures

Globalisation has had a huge impact upon the way businesses function. One notable impact has been the increased use of confirming transactions by way of contracts that are signed electronically. E-signatures are recognised internationally, yet, as Maxi Kussatz discusses, not homogeneously.

11:00, 12th August 2014
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Property Guardians - PG Agreements Down to a Tee

Property Guardian agreements provide a solution to preventing empty properties being subject to burglary and squatting. Questions have arisen as to whether a Property Guardian is to be classified as a tenant or a licencee. Thomas Horton analsyes their legal structure to provide an answer.

10:02, 20th June 2014
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Negotiated Agreements: Binding Absent Signing

Thomas Horton explores two recent High Court decisions that have resulted in the determination of a binding agreement where the parties are still yet to finalise and sign a suitably worded agreement. A simple omission of ‘Subject to Contract’ in negotiations may result in a binding agreement.

11:15, 31st March 2014
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Judgement Day for Payday Lenders Approaches

We have all seen the laughable interest rates advertised by many payday lenders over the last few years, but for many, including some of the leading figures in politics, this situation is no laughing matter. Reform looms, but how desirable is reform, and to what extent should it go?

12:34, 6th February 2014
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Countdown to zero – reform looms for the zero-hour contract

Following Georgia Mitchell’s article last month, Edmund Day provides further insight into what form impeding reforms may take. An outright statutory ban on the malpractices, an obligation to provide advanced notification of full time positions, or a duty to fully inform the employee?

15:03, 7th January 2014
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Zero hour contracts: Zero hope?

‘Zero hour’ contracts are becoming an increasingly popular form of employment. In what circumstances should they be used, and should the government reform the law on these potentially exploitative contracts? Or instead of reform, should the government seek to better educate people?

13:01, 14th December 2013
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The Consumer Rights Bill: Progression or Regression?

The Consumer Rights Bill: A piece of legislation which aims to modernise and simplify consumer protection law whilst clarifying consumer rights. However are the proposed changes effective in achieving these aims, and have consumers rights been fairly balanced with those of industry?

12:40, 27th November 2013
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OfWhat? Are Regulators Protecting Consumers Sufficiently?

Ofwat, the UK's water industry regulator was recently asked to keep control of water prices. However this advice seems to have been sent to the wrong regulatory authority, it should have been sent to Ofgem.

12:11, 12th November 2013
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