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Principles of Contractual Interpretation

Second Edition

Richard Calnan

March 2017

ISBN: 9780198792314

256 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The new edition of this invaluable practitioner guide to the interpretation of contracts is structured according to ten principles, and has been fully updated to reflect recent case law.

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The new edition of this invaluable practitioner guide to the interpretation of contracts is structured according to ten principles, and has been fully updated to reflect recent case law.

  • Re-evaluates and distills the rules of the construction of contracts.
  • Clearly sets out ten principles for interpretation of contracts, with discussion of their practical effect.
  • Discusses related concepts, including implied terms, rectification, and estoppel by convention.

New to this edition

  • Addresses key decisions of the Supreme Court in Arnold v Britton, Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas, and BNY Mellon v LBG Capital, which signalled a substantial change in approach.
  • Includes discussion of the Makdessi v Cavendish Supreme Court case on penalties.
  • Covers important recent commentary on contractual interpretation, particularly extra-judicial writing by judges.
  • Fully updated to include new case law.

About the Author(s)

Richard Calnan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Richard Calnan is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and a Visiting Professor at University College London.

Table of Contents

    0: Prologue
    I The Guiding Principle
    1: Principle 1: Objective Intention
    II Text and Context
    2: Principle 2: The Text
    3: Principle 3: The Whole Text
    4: Principle 4: The Context
    III Understanding Words
    5: Principle 5: Natural Meanings
    6: Principle 6: Ambiguities
    7: Principle 7: Unnatural Meanings
    IV Adding Words
    8: Principle 8: Implied Terms
    V Changing Words
    9: Principle 9: Rectification
    10: Estoppel by Convention
    Epilogue: Epilogue, Principles of Drafting, An Interpretation Clause

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