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Showing posts with label null. Show all posts

Can Anything Become "Null and Void"?

In legal texts, it is very common to use the expression ".....shall become null and void". However, this is technically impossible.

If something (e.g. a contract) becomes void, it will treated as it has never existed.

On the other hand, if something becomes null, it will be treated as existing but not effective -usually not effective from the time it is held null.

Therefore, claiming a contract became null and void would be a contradicting suggestion as it will not be clear whether the contract has ever existed or it only became ineffective because of a missing requirement.

When you draft or check the documents, assure whether it is nullity or voidness being referred.

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