Break Clauses – 3rd edition (2021)


Selborne Chambers is delighted to announce the publication of the third edition of Break Clauses, jointly authored by Mark Warwick QC and Nicholas Trompeter QC.

The only book to deal exclusively with the important topic of break clauses, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the law relating to the drafting and operation of break clauses, covering over 500 cases relevant to the topic. The book also considers the areas of the law that interrelate with break clauses, including contractual construction, assignment, estoppel, mistake and professional negligence.

Previous editions of Break Clauses have been referred to as “scholarly and practical” (Sir Kim Lewison) and “excellent and much needed” (Lord Neuberger).

This new, third edition is updated to include the most recent and relevant judgments affecting the law on break clauses and there are two new chapters: one on the interrelationship between break clauses and compulsory purchase (of particular relevance in light of large-scale projects such as HS2 and Crossrail) and one on the interrelationship between break clauses and rent review.

The third edition covers new legal developments, including the new Electronic Communications Code and its impact on break clauses.