Landmark Decision on the Scope of Economic Duress in English Contract Law

Landmark Decision on the Scope of Economic Duress in English Contract Law


CategoryArticles, News Author James Bradford Date

On 18 August 2021, the Supreme Court gave judgment in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40, a decision in which it clarified, amongst other things, the nature and elements of the doctrine of duress in English law and the existence as a concept of lawful act duress.

In James Bradford’s full post on our Commercial, Construction and International Arbitration Blog (link HERE), he sets out the facts of the decision, the main reasoning and concludes by offering some observations on a decision which will no doubt prove to be a hugely important for commercial practitioners.


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