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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

28/03/2022

Don’t estop me now: the Supreme Court revisits contractual variation and the effect of NOM clauses

Kabab-Ji SAL v Kout Food Group [2021] UKSC 48

In May 2018 we authored a bulletin addressing the landmark decision of the English Supreme Court in Rock Advertising v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2019] AC 119 (“Rock Advertising”) in respect of the effect of “no oral modification” clauses (“NOM clauses”).

In May 2021 we commented in a further bulletin on a notable decision of Singapore’s apex court, which had picked up on our May 2018 Bulletin, and which chose not to follow the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising: the case of Charles Lim Teng Siang v Hong Choon Hau [2021] SGCA 43.

The focus of this bulletin is a further development in respect of a lingering controversy arising out of Lord Sumption’s judgment in Rock Advertising, discussed in our May 2021 bulletin, as to the circumstances in which estoppel might help escape the strictures of a NOM clause.

Authors: David Lewis QC and Daniel Bovensiepen

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