*Burntcopper Ltd (t/a Contemporary Design Unit) v International Travel Catering Association Ltd

Contract – Breach of contract. The parties entered into a contract whereby the claimant provided exhibition contractor management services to the defendant for a travel catering show for a period of five years. Four months after signing the contract, the defendant sold the trade show to a third party. The claimant brought a claim for breach of contract. The Commercial Court, in allowing the claim, held that, on the proper construction of the contract, a clause exempting the defendant from liability where there were unforeseen circumstances, which led to the trade show being cancelled or not taking place, did not apply.

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