Contract law

Mason Hayes & Curran: Pandemics now more likely to appear in standard force majeure clauses

In-house lawyers are more likely to include pandemics in their standard force majeure clauses following the COVID-19 crisis, a survey conducted by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has found.

Published 31 July 2020

Richard McMeeken: Reforming UK contract law to cope with COVID-19

Scottish lawyer Richard McMeeken details new proposals to deal with the contract law implications of the current crisis.

Published 5 June 2020

England: Email with automatic signature ruled to be legally binding contract

An email with an "automatic" signature has the same legal effect as a signed document, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled in a dispute over the sale of a plot of land.

Published 2 October 2019