The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 ("CCL Act") is set to
make some practical changes to a wide range of commercial contracts
and will come into force on 1 September 2017.
The purpose of the CCL Act is to modernise and consolidate 11
commercial contract statutes into a single piece of legislation
under the CCL Act.
Some of the key statutes that will be repealed and consolidated
into the CCL Act include:
- Carriage of Goods
- Contracts (Privity)
Act 1982 Electronic Transactions Act 2002
- Sale of Goods Act
- Sale of Goods
(United Nations Convention) Act 1994
It is important to note that the statutes have been re-written
plain English, without changing the effect of the law, except for
some "minor amendments to clarify Parliament's intent or reconcile
References to these statutes will now be references to Parts of
the CCL Act.
This is a timely reminder to review and refresh any contracts
and terms and conditions to incorporate the above changes if you
haven't already done so. It's also a good opportunity to
ensure that all contracts cover other recent reform, such as the
repeal of the Credit (Repossession) Act 1997 and substantive
amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1986 and Consumer Guarantees Act
1993. If you would like guidance on reviewing and updating your
precedent contracts, our team are ready to help.