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Commodities disputes have kept the courts busy this week and allowed the first reported decision on the implied term that insurers will pay claims within a reasonable period. Commercial Disputes Weekly also looks at a Supreme Court decision on the Housing Act 1985 and a case of enforcement of personal guarantees.
In Commercial Dispute Weekly Issue 107, the cases address some contractual basics; offer and acceptance, jurisdiction clauses and quantification of damages for breach. We also look at a decision highlighting the often difficult issue of when litigation privilege begins.