Exclusion clause

exclusion clause: a contractual clause which seeks to exclude or limit a party’s liability for a breach of contract or other type of wrong; there are legal restrictions on their use and courts will interpret exclusion clauses narrowly, so may often be best drafted by a business solicitor; some types of claim or liability cannot be excluded, and others cannot be excluded unless it is reasonable to do so; for example, in business to business contracts, under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 liability cannot be excluded for personal injury or death resulting from negligence and any other clause which seeks to exclude liability for negligence must be reasonable. Protections from unfair exclusion clauses are in place for consumers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.