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Contract law

Articles, news and guidance on contract law in the UK and Europe.

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Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.


Accountants Legal Service May 2021

A chapter on contracts in this time-saving reference guide for accountants who are faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. The chapter provides detailed advice on contract law, as well as digests of relevant cases.

Wrongful dismissal

Accountants Legal Service May 2021

A chapter on wrongful dismissal in this time-saving reference guide for accountants who are faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Topics covered include insufficient notice, fixed-term contracts, breach of contractual procedures, remedies, valuing wrongful dismissal claims, settling wrongful dismissal claims out of court, the overlap with unfair dismissal, tribunal cap on damages and loss of chance claims.

Directors: specific duties

Saleem Sheikh Company Law Handbook 2021 January 2021

eBook chapter addressing the legal specific duties of company directors and their liabilities under the Companies Act 2006. Topics covered include declaration of interest, substantial property transactions, loans to directors, credit transactions and payment for loss of office. A checklist for approving directors’ long-term service contracts is provided.

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Useful links

Contract law in Europe (Business Link)
Guide to contracts in the European single market, the validity of contracts in Europe, interpretation of terms in European contracts and other topics.

Drafting contracts: key lessons from 2018
An annual contract law update from Herbert Smith Freehills, looking at interesting contract law cases which have highlighted key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts.

Guidance on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Ministry of Justice)
The Rome I Regulation governs the choice of law in cross-border transactions within the European Union. It applies to all EU member states except Denmark.

CMA consumer enforcement guidance
Collection of guidance on consumer protection and unfair terms from the Competition and Markets Authority, some of which was originally published by the Office of Fair Trading.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

Drafting commercial agreements
(Law Society, 2018)
Contains sample contract clauses, definitions and terms relevant to drafting agreements.

Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
(Bloomsbury Professional, 2016)
Guide to drafting and interpreting commercial contracts. Provides a background to and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements.

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