Jonathan Morgan, ‘Frustration and the pandemic’

“The Covid-19 pandemic (from early 2020 to date) has damaged economies worldwide and ruined many businesses. One inevitable legal question is whether the pandemic has frustrated contracts. The courts have so far dismissed the plea. We examine two such early cases here. More will surely follow. So far, the decisions adhere to orthodoxy and illuminate the respective roles of the parties, the court and the legislature in responding to global economic shocks. Salam Air SAOC v Latam Airlines Group SA [2020] EWHC 2414 (Comm) concerned a lease of aircraft to the claimant, a low-cost Omani airline …”

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Jonathan Morgan, ‘Frustration and the pandemic’ (2021) 137 Law Quarterly Review (Oct) 563.

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