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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting FreedomsHart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, has published Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting Freedoms edited by Magda Raczynska and Paul S Davies, and with contributions from several faculty members.

Freedom of contract is a great strength of English law: indeed it is a key reason why English law is often the law of choice. But the terms of commercial contracts often restrict freedom of action. This book considers such terms. Leading commentators take stock of recent developments such as increased reliance on good faith/discretion and the rise of smart contracts. Insodoing, they make original contributions to ongoing debates concerning the limits to parties’ freedom of contract.

This important subject will interest drafters of commercial contracts keen to ensure that contracts are clear and enforceable; litigators disputing the meaning, scope and validity of terms; and academics interested in the purpose and nature of the exercises involved.

The collection includes chapters from Professor Louise Gullifer on negative covenants, Dr Jonathan Morgan on entire agreement and non-reliance clauses, Mr Nick McBride on contract and free speech in cyberspace and Mr William Day on penalty clauses.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Bloomsbury website. For information about other publications by the Faculty members, please see their profile pages.