Title

From Contract to Umbrella Agreement

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2008

Abstract

It is now widely accepted that English contract law does not deal equally well across the whole range of agreements that are made. The model which fits best to English contract law is one in which the parties move immediately from no contract to completed contract. There is great difficulty with situations where the parties spend a long time in an area where there are obligations and understandings but not yet a fully completed contract. This article considers an important development that attempts to deal with this difficulty. That is the increasing use by contracting parties of what may be called umbrella agreements.

Discipline

Contracts

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Cambridge Law Journal

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

37

Last Page

50

ISSN

0008-1973

Identifier

10.1017/s0008197308000081

Publisher

Cambridge University Law Society

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0008197308000081