Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA)
A statute which imposes limits on the extent to which liability for breach of contract, negligence or other breaches of duty can be avoided by means of contractual provisions such as exclusion clauses.

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