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Sarah Crowther QC on freedom of expression and contract law

Sarah Crowther QC was a guest speaker at the UCL Contracts and Freedoms conference yesterday, on the conflict between fundamental rights and contractual obligations in cyberspace.

As part of a panel chaired by Lord Sales, examining freedom of expression and contract law, Sarah commented on a paper presented by Nick McBride of Cambridge University on the practice of social media platforms in blocking accounts and barring users on the basis of their Terms of Service.

Freedom of contract is seen as a key strength of English commercial law, yet the uncertainties over Brexit, and the potential impact upon English law as the applicable law of choice, highlight the importance of considering the limits to parties’ freedom of contract.

Sarah practises in discrimination and public law in the commercial sphere, including goods and services and in cases with a multi-national element.

To find out more about her practice or to instruct Sarah directly, please contact clerks@outertemple.com.

News 10 May, 2019

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