WILL CONTRACTS GOVERNED BY ENGLISH LAW BE FRUSTRATED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?

A comprehensive article from Out-Law on 23 July poses this question, saying that parties will have to consider whether their contract has been frustrated in circumstances where they do not have a force majeure clause in their contract, or if the clause does not cover the particular ‘event’. It warns that frustration of a contract under English law can be difficult to establish, and the circumstances in which the doctrine can be invoked are narrow.

https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/guides/english-contracts-frustration-coronavirus

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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