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CONTRACT: Show me the molar

08 August 2014  

Gregg Rowan and Daniel Woods consider a recent case on repudiatory breach

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal held that the deliberate withholding of payments due under a contract, in circumstances where the counterparty could expect to receive payment eventually, did not amount to a repudiatory breach so as to entitle the counterparty to terminate the contract: Valilas v Januzaj [2014].

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Hong Kong Fir Shipping Co Ltd v Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd [1961] EWCA Civ 7

    Telford Homes (Creekside) Ltd v Ampurius Nu Homes Holdings Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 577

    Valilas v Januzaj [2014] EWCA Civ 436