Commercial bargains: the inscrutable, the implicit and the illegal
Event date: 19/10/16
Where is the Supreme Court now on the interpretation of commercial bargains, the implication of terms and deciding when a contract is illegal?
Through the prism of three recent Supreme Court judgments – Arnold v Britton, Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services and Mirza v Patel– Members of Chambers examined issues of everyday relevance to commercial practice.
Session 1: Construction (Arnold v Britton) and implication (Marks and Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services)
03:35 - Whose “commercial common sense”?: Mark Howard QC
17:45 - “Restating restatements” – in defence of ICS v West Brom: Fionn Pilbrow
32:05 - Arnold v Britton: where are we now?: Laura Newton
45:30 - Contractual interpretation, implied terms and their adjudication: Jasbir Dhillon QC
01:02:25 - Electronic signatures: valid or invalid?: Mark Hapgood QC
Session 2: Illegality: Mirza v Patel
2:55 - The (still?) “notoriously untidy” illegality case-law: Charlotte Thomas
19:30 - Crime but no punishment: The strange new world of Patel v Mirza: Tom Adam QC
37:00 - What is turpitude?: Simon Salzedo QC
Session 3: Roundtable discussion