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CONTRACT: Beyond reason

07 August 2015  

Jonathan Elvey and Despina Plomaritu consider the recent decision in Braganza

Contracts often give you free rein to take a decision about something. English law curbs that freedom – by requiring you to act in good faith and reasonably. Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd [2015] looks again at how you decide what is reasonable. The ruling of the Supreme Court indicates a tougher attitude.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation [1947] EWCA Civ 1

    Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd [2015] UKSC 17