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Contractor’s Liability for Design

June 12, 2018| Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Engineering

Contractor’s Liability for Design In SSE Generation Ltd (“SSE”) v Hochtief Solutions AG (“Hochtief”) the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland considered the liability arising out of the collapse of a tunnel at a hydro-electric scheme. Although … read more


Adjudication, Enforcement, Payment and Winding-Up Petitions

June 5, 2018| Adjudication, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Engineering, Payment

Adjudication, Enforcement, Payment and Winding-Up Petitions This update considers the case of Victory House General Partner Limited, Re a Company [2018] EWHC 1143 (Ch), in which an application to restrain a winding-up petition was made following an un-paid, and enforced, … read more


Are ‘No Oral Modifications’ Clauses Enforceable?

May 22, 2018| Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution

The issues surrounding the enforcement of ‘No Oral Modifications’ (“NOM”) clauses has arisen yet again. It would appear however that it has now been finally determined. In our article in June 2016, we considered the effect of Globe Motors Inc … read more


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

“Smash and Grab” Adjudications: The End is Nigh

February 28, 2018| Adjudication

ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College (2015) and a line of authorities that followed gave rise to what has become known as the “smash and grab” claim; whereby the full amount applied for in a payment application becomes due based … read more