Keble College invites you to the inaugural Hong Kong Law Lecture which will take place on Thursday 3 October 2013, at Allen & Overy (Three Exchange Square, Central).
The evening will start with cocktails at 6.30pm, followed by a lecture at 7.00pm, by Professor Edwin Peel, on "A brief excursus on good faith in English contract law”. Ed Peel has been a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Keble College since 1994. He is also a qualified solicitor and continues to act as a Consultant to law firms including Clifford Chance LLP. Highly regarded, he is the author of Treitel on the Law of Contract and co-editor of four books and his principal research interests are Contract, Torts, and the Conflict of Laws.
Some will say a brief excursus is the only excursus possible when it comes to English contract law, but there are signs that good faith, or something like it, may be making inroads. The English courts continue to adhere to their view that there is no such thing as an agreement to negotiate a contract in good faith, but performance in good faith of an existing contract appears to be another matter, most notably in the judgment of Leggatt J. in Yam Seng Pte Ltd v International Trade Corp Ltd. Professor Peel’s lecture will consider that case, and others, and briefly assess the implications of a potentially broader embrace of good faith in English contract law.
The lecture will be open to all Oxford alumni so will be a great opportunity to meet up with former colleagues and faculty members. To book your place, please complete and return the booking form which is available here. Advance booking is essential and the deadline is Friday September 20. For further information please contact Sharon Thomas.
The event is sponsored by Roger Lui, Allen & Overy.