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Ambiguous Drafting in Property Contracts – Will the Courts Help and How?
Recorded on: 01/07/2021
Legal documents – lease, overage agreements, sale and purchase contracts – are carefully drafted, but what happens when the clarity later appears ambiguous? Will the court interpret the document the way you want? Will it imply in a term your client needs? This round-up of recent cases draws practical lessons for busy practitioners advising such clients:
- What is meant by ambiguity? Is there a difference between “natural and ordinary meaning” and typographical errors?
- Commercial common-sense – where are we now? Fishbourne Developments v Stephens;
- Missing terms – will they be implied? Yoo Design Services Limited v iLiv Reality PTE Limited;
- Why Arnold v Britton is still so important