The European Commission has published a Green Paper on contract law. Following on from that, the Government has now in the UK issued a Call for Evidence which will lead to the UK’s response early next year.

We spend a lot of time advising clients on drafting contracts and also advising them on their legal position when things go wrong. We can advise you on current and future contract law and how to make your terms and conditions apply to a commercial transaction.

The Government said with the latest development: ‘Contract law is a crucial aspect of trade and commerce and it is vital that these laws provide an environment of security which allows all parties to trade with confidence. When there is a dispute it is important that there is adequate legal certainty about how that dispute will be resolved. It is vital that we maintain this confidence when operating across EU borders. The Government wants to hear views to ascertain whether changes to cross—border contract law are needed and to assess what the impact of each of the European Commission’s options will be. It is important that the Government provides a well—evidenced response to the European Commission and I encourage all those with an interest to share their views.’

The UK has made a Call for Evidence seeking views on whether the current regulation of contract law and any divergence of laws at national level present any problems or concerns for businesses and consumers. It also asks for opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of each of the European Commission’s options and what an appropriate response might be. For further information please contact Cathy Cook at Jordans Solicitors in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Tel. 01924 387110


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