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Beware “all reasonable endeavours

January 2000
James Hutchinson

The High Court has found that a duty to provide “all reasonable endeavours” required a party to act against its own commercial interests.

In Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited [2011] EWHC 1529 (Comm), the Court decided that Blackpool Airport's obligation towards a low cost airline was within its control and that it was obliged to perform its duties even though the contract had become commercially unviable.

James Hutchinson looks at the use of “endeavours” clauses and their potential consequences.

Location: UK

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