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Construction

Enforceability of Liquidated Damages

December 10, 2018| Construction, Construction Contracts, Damages, Dispute Resolution, Liquidated Damages

In the recent case of GPP Big Field LLP & Anor (“GPP”) v Solar EPC Solutions SL (“Solar”) [2018] the Commercial Court considered a number of issues relating to the enforceability of liquidated damages, an issue which commonly arises in … read more

“Smash and Grab” Adjudications – S&T v Grove: The Appeal

November 7, 2018| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

In February this year, Coulson J, as he then was, handed down judgment from the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) in the case of Grove Developments Limited (“Grove”) v S&T (UK) Limited (“S&T”). His decision threw significant doubt on the … read more

Brexit and Construction Contracts – How Can You Protect Against Risk?

November 1, 2018| Construction Contracts

Whilst no one yet knows whether the UK will agree a Brexit deal with the EU, or what that deal will be if there is one, or how long any transition period might be, it seems safe to say that … read more

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In Breach, But at What Cost? Force Majeure, Causation and Damages

October 23, 2018| Causation, Construction, Construction Contracts, Damages, Dispute Resolution, Force Majeure

The recent Judgment of the Commercial Court in Classic Maritime Inc. (“CMI”) v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD & Anor (“Limbungan”) [2018] examines the role of causation when defending a matter on the grounds of force majeure. The Judgment also includes … read more

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Letters of Intent – A Tale of Uncertain Terms

October 19, 2018| Letters of Intent

In the recent case of Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC (BCS) Ltd, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of Coulson J (then of the Technology and Construction Court). Contrary to Coulson J’s Judgment, it was held that, the … read more