Third Ole Lando memorial lecture: European Contract Law in the post-Brexit and (post?)-pandemic United Kingdom

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Abstract

The subject-matter of this lecture is the fate of ideas about or from European contract law in a United Kingdom (UK) which ceased to be a Member State of the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 and then shortly afterwards shared the common European and indeed global experience of the coronavirus pandemic. Its main thrust is that, while in the UK Brexit has been a major setback to the idea of European contract law - indeed, European private law - the continuing pandemic provides an opportunity for Scots and English law to re-engage with the subject to find answers - or better answers - to the problems which they now face. The main substantive topics addressed are frustration of contract, equitable adjustment upon change of circumstances, and the requirements of good faith.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)3-27
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Review of Private Law
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2022

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