A force majeure clause is a contractual provision that deals with the consequences of a specific event occurring (a ‘force majeure event’) which prevents the parties from performing their contractual obligations.
A ‘force majeure event’ is an event outside the parties’ control. The parties have the freedom to determine how they would like to define a force majeure event. A force majeure clause will often include a definitive list of events that would constitute a force majeure event, for example global pandemics, which Coronavirus / Covid-19 would be classified as.
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As part of this service, our lawyer will review your contract to see if you can cancel it for reason of force majeure. They will then schedule a 15 minute call with you to discuss the options available to you.
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