Identifying a Repudiatory Breach of Contract

How to identify a repudiatory breach Of contract

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Course Overview

Whether you are drafting or litigating and reviewing a contract, it is absolutely essential that you understand the difference between material breach and a repudiatory breach of common law

During this session Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers will take you through the questions to consider when attempting to identify a repudiatory breach of contract:

·         What type of obligation? Conditions, warranties and intermediate or innominate terms

      What type of breach? Material or repudiatory

      What is the nature of the response? Waiver, affirmation, acceptance, serve a notice to cure etc

      What is the nature of the remedy?

Consideration will be given to the way in which the nature of the response can often dictate the type or remedy and the way the breach is handled; This is an important operational subject which can sometime be provided for within the contract. In addition, the Supreme Court’s pre-occupation with intermediate or innominate terms when considering a contract and its power to remedy will also be discussed.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have greater confidence in your ability to identify and handle matters involving a repudiatory breach of contract.

What is the target audience?

  • Litigators and commercial practitioners



About Instructor - Helen Swaffield

Helen was formerly a member of St Ives Chambers in Birmingham where she had a commercial chancery and insolvency practice. In August 2017 Helen established and now heads her own chambers: Contract Law Chambers & Advocates. Her expanding client base is serviced through offices in Chancery Lane, Bristol and Manchester.

In addition to being the former editor of the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal and the Commercial Litigation Journal published by Legalease, Helen is a well-renowned lecturer and trainer who develops bespoke training programmes for legal and business clients in the UK and internationally. 

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    26 Page


  • Quiz