Interpretation of Written Contracts in England
Neil H. Andrews
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
September 24, 2013
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 36/2013
This article examines the leading principles governing interpretation of written contracts under English law. This is a comprehensive and incisive analysis of the current law and of the relevant doctrines, including the equitable principles of rectification, as well as the powers of appeal courts or of the High Court when hearing an appeal from an arbitral award. The topic of interpretation of written contracts is fast-moving. It is of fundamental importance because this is the most significant commercial focus for dispute and because of the number of cross-border transactions to which English law is expressly applied by businesses.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Written Contracts, Interpretation, English Law, Appeal Courts
JEL Classification: K1, K12working papers series
Date posted: September 25, 2013
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