Winnie the Pooh day got us thinking: how can we bring a bit of that wisdom into the advice we give our clients. Whilst you may not be a honey-loving bear in Hundred Acre Wood, uttering the phrase "Think, Think, Think" when faced with a puzzling problem, it is perhaps a sentiment often echoed when considering personal legal matters.
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Best Endeavours and Reasonable Endeavours: how far do you have to go to meet a contractual obligation?
Any lease, supply contract or construction contract will more than likely have a clause requiring a party to use certain endeavours to satisfy their contractual obligations. The common examples of "best endeavours", "all reasonable endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours" are a recurring source of dispute when relations between the contracting parties break down. So what do they mean in practice?
With Storm Brendan causing disruption across Scotland, it's an appropriate time to reflect on the importance of a "force majeure" clause within commercial contracts, particularly for those operating in the marine economy.
According to very recent news reports, IAG (the owner of British Airways) has complained to the European Commission that the "bail out" given to Flybe breaches State Aid rules. These recent reports also serve to remind us that, although we are "leaving" the EU on 31 January 2020, the impact of EU law (which includes the State Aid rules) will continue.
In this blog, we have outlined what an employment contract is, what needs to be included and highlighted some of the most important clauses.