Interpretations in United Kingdom
Interpretations in Contract Formation
It is often advisable to include this term in any contract.
In Pinsent Mason’s words:
Definitions and Interpretations – If there are any defined terms in the contract this section should provide specific and clear definitions. For example, a “Business Day” means any day which is not a Saturday or Sunday or public holiday in England or “Associate” has the meaning given to it in section 435 of the Insolvency Act 1986. Provisions dealing with general matters of interpretation should also be included where applicable, e.g. unless the context otherwise requires the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and the words ‘day’, ‘month’ and ‘year’ shall mean calendar day, calendar month and calendar year.