This has been a very interesting year for Contract Law with some major cases and developments covering various issues on contracts. Whether it relates to interpretation, rectification, limitation of liability, penalties, liquidated damages or goodwill: all of these subjects have been subject to judicial review. In addition, new guidelines have also been established for choice of law, language and jurisdiction and questions of arbitration.

Most recently on 4 November the UK Supreme Court strengthened the justification for fixed contract payments for breach and defined the “haphardly constructed edifice” called common law penalties.

In practical terms the landmark decisions from 2015 will allow contracting parties to feel a bit more confident when developing, drafting  and using their contracts.

If you are interested in hearing and discussing the latest developments in Contract Law (and brushing up your Legal English), places are still available at my annual seminar on 4-5 December in Nuernberg this year. 

Contract Law Update 2015

The contents of this workshop seminar are developed each year to cover the newest cases and trends on the contract front. So, even if you have been to one of my meetings before, this gathering will be a very useful “add-on” covering new cases and issues with contract clauses and language. In addition, numerous template contracts and boilerplates are provided in the extensive materials.

You can find out more details, including a regstration form at

I look forward to perhaps seeing you there!

Stuart Bugg

P.S. If you quote the Voucher (Gutschein) Code LAWSPEAK2015 on your registration form, you will get a 10% discount on your seminar fee.  And, if you bring along a colleague from your company there is a 10% discount for that person, too.