Guest Blog: Clarification on Repudiation of Contracts in the UK

Our U.K. colleague, Andrew Park of APP Wine Law in Cheshire, England, recently posted a blog on his web site on a newly published case from the England and Wales Court of Appeal concerning the test for repudiation of contracts in the U.K.  The case indicates in determining repudiation the test is: “looking at all the circumstances objectively, from the perspective of a reasonable person in the position of the innocent party, has the contract breaker clearly shown an intention to abandon and altogether refuse to perform the contact?”

For wineries with contracts with importers or distributors in the U.K., this is important because ending such a contract based on perceived non-performance and repudiation can be a risky proposition.

To read Andrew’s full post and learn more about wine law issues in the U.K. click here:


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