A practice note giving organisations an overview of some of the legal and practical issues arising from the threat of disruption by pandemic influenza and other civil emergencies. Practical Law is grateful to Alexis Roberts, a partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of Pinsent Masons LLP, for his assistance with aspects of this note.
This practice note examines legal and drafting issues relating to guarantees and indemnities where the obligations of a third party are guaranteed and/or indemnified. This practice note considers the legal distinctions between primary obligations (indemnities, performance guarantees, performance bonds) and secondary obligations (guarantees). It provides an overview of relevant contractual issues relating to guarantees and indemnities (the statute of frauds, capacity) as well as legal issues (undue influence, duress, role of directors). It also provides links to our more detailed content on performance bonds, payment guarantees, comfort letters and our standard form guarantees and indemnities.
The trust is widely admired and recognised in many jurisdictions around the world. Although primarily used by individuals, they also have a wide variety of applications in a commercial context. This practice note provides an introduction to trusts and trustees and considers some commercial applications of trusts.