I recently read an interesting blog from Fladgate LLP on “Common mistakes in choice of law and jurisdiction clauses”.
Over the years, I have seen many legal jurisdiction clauses referring to the UK or Great Britain. As the blog indicates, this can be unclear and cause uncertainty.
Even where reviewers of contracts understand the distinction, it is often overlooked as the legal jurisdiction clause is seen as a ‘boiler plate’ (standard) provision and is only given a cursory review. It is therefore important to pay attention to all the provisions of a contract, even the ‘boiler plates’.
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