…nota bene…

I am afraid it is useless to draw the attention of commercial men to the risks they run by using confused and perplexing language in their business documents. Courts of law have no duty except to construe them when a question arises; but it is often very difficult. And sometimes what the parties really intended fails to be carried out because ill-considered expressions find their way into a contract.


Per Lord Loreburn LC in Nelson Line (Liverpool) v Nelson " Sons [1908] AC 16, at p.20.

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