Although this was the decision of a Masters to summarise the reasons for judgment, it draws attention to the dangers of a rigid approach to the interpretation of the standard clauses of the boiler platform. As with any other clause, they are always interpreted as part of the overall contract. However, in the design phase, it is risky to rely on the Tribunal adopting a more comprehensive view of the interpretation of the standard basic rules (such as the fact that the decision was overturned in November 2018 in the context of an appeal). It is better to include the standard exclusion for misrepresentation and avoid any conflict of nat. In addition, the parties could usefully verify whether there is relevant pre-contract conduct between the parties or a use that could be excluded by a full contractual clause. Consider the scenario in which a long-term contract is renewed and the parties sign an “modified” or “replicated” agreement. If, during the performance of this contract, a recognized practice does not comply with its strict conditions (e.g. B billing after 30 days, if the contract says 14 days), but the amended contract is not amended to reflect this and remains in its original form, the parties have probably excluded their right to avail themselves of this prior conduct. Issuing invoices after 30 days would now constitute a breach of contract under the revised new agreement. Contracting parties must carefully consider the inclusion of a full contractual clause, both when entering into new contracts and when amending or amending existing contracts.
In NF Football Investments Ltd/NFCC Group Holdings Limited, the High Court found that the entire contractual clause, when interpreted in accordance with the entire contract, prevented a claim for compensation for misrepresentation, despite the absence of an explicit exclusion to that effect. In the case of Mears Ltd/Shoreline Housing Partnership Ltd,a social housing owner (Shoreline) entered into an agreement whereby Mears (a maintenance contractor) would operate Shoreline`s properties. Mears began working for the owner six months before the contract was signed.