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Contract Negotiation Handbook: Getting the Most Out of Commercial Deals by Damian Ward

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Glossary

affidavit: a statement sworn on oath by a witness complying with the rules of evidence. It is a written document in which the court requires all of the party’s evidence be set out. There may be various affidavits for different witnesses and witness may swear a number of affidavits.

applicant: like plaintiff, the party who brings an application to the court, tribunal or arbitration.

assignment clause: sets out the rules by which one party can assign their rights or obligations to another person who is not a party to the contract. It may involve the assigning party being released from any further obligation.

cross claim: a claim in the nature of a counter claim brought by a defendant against the plaintiff. Structured like a statement ...

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