Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd - pre-contractual negotiations and rectification of contracts
a case in which the House of Lords considered the extent to which context and backgound can be taken into account in determining the proper meaning of words in a contract. Overruling a majority decision by the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords took into account the commercial background behind the contract in interpreting a badly drafted, even nonsensical, part of it.
This is not an employment law case. It is noted here because it deals, at length, with the important questions of: