COVID-19: force majeure and frustration flowcharts
30 March 2020
The Coronavirus situation may interfere with contractual performance for a variety of reasons. Download here our flowcharts of the issues for those considering whether it is possible to bring contracts to an end (or suspend performance of contractual obligations) without breaching the contract by relying on contractual force majeure clauses or the common law doctrine of frustration.
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Covid 19 - Coronavirus
Our advice on responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
Contractual performance and force majeure
In an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Government is, on an ad hoc basis, introducing Regulations which potentially impact on the ordinary activities of people and businesses. We have seen Regulations which require certain businesses and venues to close and which potentially impact on the free movement of people.