Saving clause

Saving clause – this term finds application in the Law of Contracts. Sometimes there are invalid or ineffective clauses exist in contracts. These may not have any binding legal force for the parties. So parties should not obey them. But the performance of the contract has to continue despite these invalid terms and conditions. Therefore saving clauses refers to text stipulated in a contract and stating that if one or more clauses of the contract are void, or become ineffective, it won’t affect the rest. So the contract will continue to bind the parties. I.e. this legal rule will “save” the contract.

Example: “If any of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect, that shall not affect or impair the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement”.

See also “Law of Contracts”
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