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This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Technical legal practice, Ethics, professionalism and judgement

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This is a brand new course for commercial practitioners and litigators that focuses on breach of contract and the remedies that follow. It reviews and explains the circumstances which permit termination of a contract as well as highlighting common problems encountered in dealing with poor performance.

  • Material breach or repudiatory breach?
  • Rights to terminate for innominate clauses including warranties
  • Wrongful termination and waiver - how to reserve rights
  • Damages – direct and indirect loss
  • Claiming around limitation of liability clauses
  • Assessing the risk of loss
  • Mis-statement and misrepresentation
  • Rescission for mistake
  • Indemnity measures of loss and whether they are capped
  • Specific performance, rectification and declaratory relief
  • Using ADR as a powerful tool
  • Notice to remedy and service under the contract


Helen Swaffield

is a barrister with 20 years' experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at Contract Law Chambers, London, Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects and advice. Helen is the Editor of the Commercial Litigation Journal and the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal, both published by Legalease, and a regular legal commentator and broadcaster.

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