An entire contractual clause often contains the following elements: Conclusions While the entire contractual clause is a useful and widespread ”Boilerplate” provision, it is not necessarily a complete response to the exclusion of something outside the written document itself. A full contractual clause is not for this purpose, unless it is carefully drafted for the purpose of excluding such other matters and, even in this case, it may be repealed. It is recommended that the parties think carefully about what they wish to include or exclude in their contract. In certain circumstances, there may be pre-contractual exchanges, assurances or statements on which a party wishes to rely. In this case, it may be more advantageous to waive the insertion of a provision. If the clause is inserted, all pre-contractual declarations that that party wishes to avail itself of should be included in the contract itself. Integration is a notion of art in contract law. As opposed to a non-integrated or partially integrated agreement, a fully integrated agreement replaces all previous agreements, oral or written, between the parties and, in most cases, a fully integrated agreement cannot be supplemented by additional terms. Gaps in the editorial staff are always better avoided. Where there are gaps, an entire agreement will not prevent the courts from filling them. In NF Football Investments Ltd v NFCC Group Holdings Limited, the High Court found that the entire contractual clause, when interpreted in the context of the entire contract, precludes any claim for damages for misrepresentation, although there is no explicit exclusion to that effect. The purpose of a comprehensive contractual clause is to make it clear that the document in which it appears (and all other documents indicated) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties.
This contributes to contractual security: the parties know that the agreement is limited to the four corners of the document. It may also limit a party`s liability for misrepresented representations (losses caused by statements made prior to the conclusion of the contract) and other potential claims. The general approach of the courts was to interpret entire contractual clauses in the same way as exclusion clauses. As confirmed by the Court of Appeal in AXA Sun Life Services Plc v Campbell Martin Ltd and Others, a clear statement to this effect is necessary if a party wishes to effectively exclude the liability of a representation or other representation. . . .