Top Southampton Law
Firm Offers Counsel To
Businesses Impacted By
Leonard Solicitors, with over 30 years of experience in commercial, property,
immigration, and criminal law, has published a new report noting the challenges faced
by businesses upon the outbreak of COVID-19 and detailing the legal ramifications for
English law on this matter is
more complicated than you
The legal firm, which helps business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors in all aspects of
business law, has prepared the report in response to clients’ confusion regarding how,
exactly, the circumstances of the pandemic have impacted contractual agreements.
Disease has historically been
recognized to affect the law in
Although it may require more time to realize how much private law has
altered as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, one urgent worry is
whether particular contracts have been discharged by frustration.
Businesses whose contracts have been
adversely harmed or disrupted as a result of
Covid-19 may find force majeure clauses - acts,
events, or circumstances that go beyond the
reasonable control of either party - and the
doctrine of frustration to be helpful legal
Leonard Solicitors has investigated the impact of the pandemic on the legal doctrine: the
law essentially states that what needs to be demonstrated is that the contract has
become commercially impossible to fulfil - but that hardship is not a factor.
For example, the High Court ruled in
favour of commercial property landlords in
April 2021, requiring renters to pay rent
despite government limitations imposed in
the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ruling was founded on the fact that under English
law, the idea of "Temporary frustration" does not exist.
Whether an entity is depending on the
doctrine of frustration or a force majeure
clause to escape its contractual obligations,
Leonard Solicitors advises interested
parties to seek professional legal advice
from a Commercial Solicitor.