Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (2018)

Last week’s decision in the Supreme Court in this case, is of general interest, with regard to Contract Law.

The Supreme Court determined that an oral variation of a contract was ineffective, where there was a “no oral modification” clause in the contract, requiring all variations to be in writing and signed by the relevant parties.

Mark Oakley, Head of Property Litigation said; “This is a further reminder to businesses to check the terms of their contracts, and in particular when seeking to change terms after the contract has commenced.

In certain circumstances it will be possible to contend that a party is stopped from relying upon the strict terms of a “no oral modification” clause, but such arguments are uncertain and it is much safer to correctly record all contractual variations in writing.”

Click here to read the full Supreme Court case transcript.

to chat