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When is a contract term an unenforceable penalty?

November 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
For the first time in a century, the UK Supreme Court has considered the common law rule on penalty clauses in commercial and consumer contracts. This thorough review is welcome as the traditional approach to analysing penalties had become inflexible and confusing.


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