Wakefield Office

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

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28 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1BB
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construction

Valuation of Works Following a “Smash and Grab” Adjudication

November 16, 2017| Dispute Resolution, Payment

In the last few years, many cases have come before the courts relating to so-called “smash and grab” adjudications, which are founded on the argument that the paying party has failed to serve the necessary payment or pay less notice, … read more

construction

Termination for Repudiatory Breach of Contract

November 3, 2017| NEC3 Contracts

A contracting party commits a repudiatory breach of contract when it commits a breach so serious that the innocent party is deprived of substantially all the benefit of the contract. This allows the innocent party to accept the repudiatory breach, … 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

Assessing Compensation Events

July 26, 2017| NEC3 Contracts

NEC3 contracts, with their emphasis on proactive contract management, require compensation events to be valued using forecasts of the cost of the additional work. However, it is often the case that the compensation event procedure is not operated properly and … 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