Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 523 (Jul)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Judge Altman sitting as a judge of the High Court

Judgment Dates: 31 July 2002

Catchwords

Contract - Termination - Damages - Claimant engaged by defendant under distribution agreement - Defendant arguing claimant in repudiatory breach of contract - Defendant purporting to terminate contract - Whether defendant entitled to terminate contract.

The Case

The court determined that a defendant had not been entitled to terminate a distribution agreement with a claimant without notice, since there had been no repudiatory breach of contract, and concluded that a reasonable period of notice to terminate that contract in the circumstances would have been four months'.

Practice Areas

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