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Warranties in United Kingdom

Warranties in Contract Formation

It is often advisable to include this term in any contract.

In Pinsent Mason’s words:
It is common for the party providing goods or services under a contract to provide certain warranties in relation to the delivery of the goods or services. For example, if the contract is for provision of a licence the provider should warrant that it has the necessary rights to grant the licence. Warranties give the other party a contractual right to sue for damages if there is a breach of the warranty.

Dock Warrant

Dock Warrant, in law, a document by which the owner of a marine or river dock certifies that the holder is entitled to goods imported and warehoused in the docks. In the Factors Act 1889 it is included in the phrase “document of title” and is defined as any document or writing, being evidence of the title of any person therein named … to the property in any goods or merchandise lying in any warehouse or wharf and signed or certified by the person having the custody of the goods.

It passes by indorsement and delivery and transfers the absolute right to the goods described in it. A dock warrant is liable to a stamp duty of threepence, which may be denoted by an adhesive stamp, to be cancelled by the person by whom the instrument is executed or issued.(1)


Notes and References

  1. Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)

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  • Article Name: Warranties
  • Author: W.S.M. Knight
  • Description: Warranties in Contract Formation It is often advisable to include this term in any contract. In Pinsent Mason's words: [...]

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