Contracts & Rights

Safety umbrella: A temporary fix to liability?

Far from being an issue specific to employment, the ‘gig economy’ has given rise to questions about the traditional boundaries of employer liability claims, explains Bethany Haycock

Contractual certainty

Mark Lucas and Alice Hallsworth consider the meaning of the term ‘purpose’ and the circumstances in which the prescribed mode of acceptance can be waived

The importance of worker status

Snigdha Nag reviews some key decisions of the year, including a number of cases considering employment status and the correct approach to unfair dismissal

Carbolic Smoke Ball

The year is 1892 and Solicitors Journal reports on what will become a seminal law school case

That settles it then…

A recent decision provides a useful reminder of the basic principles of contractual formation through the exchange of correspondence, explains Nii Anteson

Litigators fear impact of Brexit on court reform programme

Brexit doesn’t mean London loses its position as the jurisdiction of choice, says LSLA president

A rough guide to NEC contracts


Chris Holwell identifies the key points that non-construction lawyers should be aware of to avoid being caught out by NEC contracts, particularly with regard to terminology