Client Alert: English Contract Law Update: Oral Contracts Under English Law – Not Worth the Paper They’re Written On?

The recent UK Supreme Court decision in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24 addresses the question of whether an oral agreement can amend an existing written contract containing a provision that any amendments should be in writing. In this Client Alert, we examine this case in detail and review the English common law rules on enforceability of oral contracts more generally.