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Interpretation of Written Contracts in England

16 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2013  

Neil H. Andrews

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 24, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Written Contracts, Interpretation, English Law, Appeal Courts

JEL Classification: K1, K12

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Neil H., Interpretation of Written Contracts in England (September 24, 2013). University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 36/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2330312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2330312

Neil H. Andrews (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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