Things Are Not Always What They Appear in UK Commercial Contracts

June 15, 2016

Anti-oral variation clauses do not prohibit oral variation.

The Court of Appeal in Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas Variety Electric Steering Ltd (“Globe Motors”) recently provided much overdue clarification on the effectiveness of anti-oral variation clauses - that parties can orally vary contract terms notwithstanding the existence of an anti-oral variation clause in that contract.

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