Civil unrest, frustrated performances and a thrilling decision – you just cannot beat it

Sherin Bhasker

In The Flying Music Company v Theatre Entertainment, the High Court considered whether a contract to put on “Thriller Live” in Greece had been frustrated by civil unrest. It also covered whether a personal guarantee was supported by consideration and/or voidable for duress. A counterclaim for unjust enrichment and quantum issues were also considered. In Read More

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Frustration: no one’s answering my call!

Damien Ryan

If a contract has been frustrated both parties are discharged from their future obligations and the subject matter of the contract may be destroyed (Taylor v Caldwell). Unsurprisingly, therefore, the threshold to establish frustration is high. Frustration depends on a so-called “supervening event” occurring which renders future performance radically different from what the parties had Read More

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