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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

01/02/2018

Phones 4U and recent developments in the law of termination: drafters beware

David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report on the recent judgment of Mr Justice Andrew Baker in which Phones 4U obtained summary judgment dismissing a counterclaim brought by EE in: Phones 4U Limited (in administration) v EE Limited [2018] EWHC 49 (Comm).

The case will be of particular interest to those practitioners who are involved with drafting contractual termination notices, or advising on the effects of such notices. It may also be the first Commercial Court judgment to consider, albeit not use, emojis.

The key point to note is Baker J’s decision that EE could not recover “loss of bargain” damages for repudiatory breach at common law, even if there had been such a repudiatory breach by Phones 4U, because EE’s termination letter relied solely on a contractual right to terminate, rather than a right to terminate for repudiatory breach at common law.

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