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Category Archive: Construction

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Appointing an Adjudicator Before Serving a Notice of Adjudication – a Fatal Mistake

September 9, 2020| Adjudication, Construction

In the recent case of Lane End Developments Construction Limited v Kingstone Civil Engineering Limited the court considered a claim for a declaration that an adjudicator’s decision should be set aside and/or not enforced as well as a cross claim … read more

Construction

Adjudication Enforcement and Stays of Execution

July 30, 2020| Adjudication, Construction

In the case of WRW Construction Limited v Datblygau Davies Developments Limited, the Technology and Construction Court (QBD) (the “TCC”) considered the issue of enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision on a final account valuation and the appropriateness of a stay … read more

Expert Determination Clauses: Take Care in Defining Your Dispute

July 28, 2020| Construction, Expert Determination

In the recent case of Empyreal Energy Ltd v Daylighting Power Ltd, the court considered proceedings relating to a clause allowing for expert determination as a form of dispute resolution in very specific circumstances. Background On 19 November 2015, Empyreal … read more

Construction

Clarity on S&T v Grove Development – True Value Adjudications

July 20, 2020| Adjudication, Construction

In the case of Kew Holdings Limited v Donald Insall Associates Limited, the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) considered the relevance of true value adjudications in circumstances where the outstanding adjudication award has already been enforced by summary judgment. … read more

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and the Construction Industry

July 14, 2020| Construction, Insolvency

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Act introduces new corporate insolvency and restructuring measures that aim to maximise a company’s chances of survival and relieve the burden on businesses caused … read more