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Category Archive: Construction Contracts

Construction

The Problems with Entering into an Oral Contract

April 17, 2018| Adjudication, Construction Contracts

When the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 was amended in October 2011, one of the key changes was that disputes arising under oral contracts could be referred to adjudication. Whilst the vast majority of businesses would probably dismiss … read more

Quality Obligations in Design and Build Contracts

October 20, 2017| Construction Contracts

Design and build contracts often impose a number of different obligations on contractors with regard to the quality of their works. When there are defects, it can be difficult to know how a series of separate obligations should be interpreted; … read more

Construction

Extensions of Time and Concurrent Delay

October 5, 2017| Construction Contracts, JCT Contracts, Liquidated Damages

It is common for employers to include clauses in building contracts to the effect that the contractor is not entitled to an extension of time where there is concurrent delay. Until recently, it was not known whether such clauses are … read more

Construction Scene

Exclusion of Liability Clauses and Reasonableness

May 18, 2017| Construction Contracts

It is typical for businesses to include clauses in their standard terms and conditions which limit and/or exclude their liability as far as possible. However, the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (“UCTA”) imposes restrictions on what can and cannot be … read more

construction

Can A “Variations Must Be In Writing” Clause Be Overcome By An Oral Agreement?

June 14, 2016| Construction Contracts

It is very common for contracts to contain a clause which provides that any variation to the terms of the contract must be agreed by the parties in writing. It is also very common for contracting parties to overlook these … read more

Wakefield Office

17 Navigation Court
Calder Park
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 7BJ
Tel: 01924 258719
Fax: 01924 257666
enquiries@hklegal.co.uk

London Office

28 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1BB
enquiries@hklegal.co.uk