Government guidance urges contracting parties to behave responsibly in the performance and enforcement of contracts during the Covid-19 crisis.
This follows recent comments from senior judiciary suggesting that the Courts might take an economic protectionist stance in commercial disputes post-Covid.
There appears to be a theme emerging and businesses would be wise to take heed of the direction of travel on this before seeking to rely on the letter of their existing contractual terms.
A longer article on this guidance can be found at https://bsalmon.us/2X9SVkf
parties to contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency should act responsibly and fairly, support the response to COVID-19 and protect jobs and the economy.