Saturday, 22 November 2014

Legal English quiz ! Commercial Contracts

Hello all ! Legal English quiz time, what is the missing phrase?
“The seller must use ___   ______________   ___________ to deliver the goods within 14 days of the date of the order”. This means that the seller must do everything that is suitably possible to fulfil this obligation under the contract.

a) all reasonable endeavours
b) all known endeavours
c) all best endeavours
d) all absolute endeavours

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Answer to last week's quiz

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Legal English Quiz: Duties and Obligations

Hello everyone :)  It's legal English quiz time:  What is the missing word:

“The parties agree to fulfil all their duties and obligations as ___ out in this agreement”.

a) set
b) laid
c) written
d) drafted

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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Answer to quiz on pre-contract documents

Hi all, the answer to last week's quiz is heads of terms. Here is our definition from our book "Drafting Commercial Contracts: Vocabulary Series" available from

Heads of Terms (noun): This is a document that sets out the basic terms of a contract. It is commonly used for pre-contractual negotiations and to detail the terms that the parties think are the most important. Heads of Terms commonly include the main duties and obligations, for instance, applicable law, price, description, warranties, indemnities, exclusivity, dispute resolution and confidentiality. Heads of Terms are commonly used as a starting point for a first draft of a commercial contract. Associated Words: Applicable Law (noun), Confidentiality (noun), Description (noun), Duties and Obligations (noun), Exclusivity (noun), Indemnity (noun), To Negotiate (verb), Party (noun), Pre-Contractual (noun), Price (noun), To Set Out (phrasal verb), Warranty (noun).

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Legal English Quiz: Pre-contract documentation

Legal English quiz time: What is the missing preposition in this legal English phrase:

The document that sets out the basic terms of a contract, especially for pre-contractual negotiations is called the heads ___ terms.

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