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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.

Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising around 80 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 Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service.

Capital allowances on property transactions

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Steven Bone Tax Planning March 2024

A chapter providing best practice guidance to do with capital allowances on property transactions. The chapter includes checklists for buyers and sellers and a brief list of illustrative contract clauses and warranties.

Business and agricultural property relief and woodlands relief

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Mark McLaughlin Tax Planning March 2024

A chapter on business and agricultural property relief (BPR and APR) and woodlands relief, highlighting tax planning opportunities and potential pitfalls. The chapter includes sections on farming partnerships, tenant farmers, will planning, deeds of variation, tax planning for agricultural property, farming companies, habitat schemes, special types of farming and 'buy and sell' agreements.


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Accountants Legal Service November 2023

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.

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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 2020
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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