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02 April 2019
Gordon Drakes Be careful of 'non-reliance' clauses in franchise agreements

United Kingdom - Fieldfisher LLP

In a recent Court of Appeal case, a landlord was unsuccessful in its appeal against a first-instance decision that a 'non-reliance' clause in a lease had attempted to exclude liability for misrepresentation. The decision, which will have ramifications for franchise agreements, demonstrates that such clauses must be fair and reasonable and have regard to the circumstances which were or ought reasonably to have been known to or contemplated by the parties when the contract was made.

Authors: Gordon Drakes, Tim Rickard
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