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Part VII Discharge and Breach, 26 Force Majeure and Frustration

From: Contract Law in Practice

Neil Andrews

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2022

Subject(s):
Force majeure and contract — Frustration and contract

Force majeure clauses: these exonerate a party whose performance has become impossible in circumstances falling with the scope of the stipulated clause. Such a clause will normally broaden the relevant party’s immunity from liability for default beyond the narrow set of excuses applicable as a result of the Common Law doctrine of frustration.

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