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Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Time at Large" and Reasonableness

United_kingdom_flag_3 When two parties have entered into a contract to carry out some sort of work, they usually agree to a final date for performance.  During performance, however, they may agree to change the requirements.  What happens if they agree to a change, but don't address the issue of the final date of performance?  The building project in Jacob & Youngs v. Kent (see next entry) was one of these kinds of deals.

In the U.K., this is dealt with by the concept of "time at large," which usually means the work must be done in a "reasonable" time.  Adrian Bell of London's CMS Cameron McKenna LLP offers a rundown in "Time at large" and Termination of Contracts for Delay.

[Frank Snyder]

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