Missing the Last Bus: Rethinking Exclusion Clauses

30th January 2024

Aaron Mayers

Aaron Mayers (pictured here), specialist commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings), analyses the case of Last Bus Ltd v Dawsongroup Bus and Coach Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1297 and considers the application of UCTA 1977.

This case revolves around the enforceability of a standard form exclusion clause in a hire purchase agreement. Specifically, it addresses the approach to assessing the reasonableness of such clauses, and the assessment of the parties’ bargaining power, under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) in the context of commercial contracts.

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Aaron Mayers is an experienced commercial and chancery barrister with a particular focus on developing litigation strategy and providing commercially viable advice in complex and high-value commercial and trusts disputes.

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