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17 Navigation Court
Calder Park
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 7BJ
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Fax: 01924 257666
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28 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1BB
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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

“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

construction

Adjudication where some of the Contract is for “Excluded Operations”

February 21, 2018| Adjudication

Contracts which involve some activities falling within the provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended (the “Act”) and some activities which are excluded by the Act have posed difficult questions in relation to the jurisdiction … read more

Construction

Carillion Liquidation

January 16, 2018| Dispute Resolution

The collapse of Carillion will have a huge impact across the construction industry, with the consequences felt by its staff as well as its employers, partners, and supply chain. It brings insolvency within the construction industry back into stark focus. … read more

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

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