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Who Pays the Bill for Grenfell

Friday, 12 January 2018

The exposure to fire risks continues to attract media attention. It is now some six months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 14th June 2017.

Who Pays the Bill for Grenfell

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Events, Dear Boy, Events - The Next Generation of NEC Contracts

Monday, 31 July 2017

The next generation of NEC contracts – NEC4 – has been launched. There are subtle changes to clause 61.3 that relate to compensation events and which await judicial clarification.

Events, Dear Boy, Events - The Next Generation of NEC Contracts

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Had Enough of Experts?

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Adjudication is now a well-established method for dispute resolution. Some forms of contract, such as NEC3, insist on adjudication as a condition precedent to a dispute proceeding...

Had Enough of Experts?

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Power of the Spoken Word

Friday, 14 October 2016

Where a contract insists all changes must be in writing, what effect should there be when changes are introduced following an oral agreement? A recent Court of Appeal case provides guidance.

Power of the Spoken Word

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Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Disclosure of correspondence will be sought by subcontractors as part of any litigation with a main contractor. But can a main contractor withhold details of its settlement agreements?

Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation

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Contract Drafting: Clarity Begins at Home

Monday, 07 March 2016

A recent case that revolved around a party's liability in relation to asbestos has highlighted once again the importance of clear contract drafting

Contract Drafting: Clarity Begins at Home

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Touching the Void

Monday, 30 November 2015

A recent decision shows the consequences of failing to disclose material facts to insurers – dangers the Insurance Act 2015 should help alleviate.

Touching the Void

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Are You Being Served?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Unless the employer serves its payment or pay less notices, it should expect to pay the amount applied for - irrespective of the true value of the work actually carried out.

Are You Being Served?