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Part VI Terms and Interpretation, 19 Good Faith

From: Contract Law in Practice

Neil Andrews

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 May 2024

Interpretation of contract — Performance of contract

There is some judicial interest in recognizing a principle of good faith performance in English contract law (the topic was introduced at [2.69]). The idea is gaining, or at least might gain, momentum. But the traditional view, to which the appellate courts in England and Wales have remained loyal, is that there is no general doctrine that contracts must be performed in good faith. In other words, there is no general implied term that a contract must be performed in good faith.

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