Standard form contracts inject efficiency into the modern commercial world. Without them it would be cumbersome for businesses involved in a large number of transactions to negotiate separate terms for each individual transaction. They promote efficiency and the depth of experience behind them ensures a reliable result. Nonetheless, their use can lead to certain problems, one of which is the “Battle of the Forms”. Though generally considered to be an academic problem, it continues to crop up in practice and the methods employed to resolve it are often inadequate. This work explores the problem and proposes solutions for resolving the battle of the forms under English law through a comparative analysis of national and model international laws.