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Cook v MSHK Limited and Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd - the concept of affirmation of contract can be used as a sword as well as a shield.

Generally in employment cases, questions of affirmation of contract arise where an employee has resigned and the employer answers a claim of unfair constructive dismissal by alleging that the employee had affirmed their contract by continung to work after the event which he claims had caused him to resign.  This case is a reminder that affirmation is a general concept and that it can in effect be used as a sword as well as a shield.   

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