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Is Payment Required for the Vesting of Materials Under a Vesting Certificate?

January 13, 2020| Construction, Construction Contracts, Vesting Certificates

In the recent case of VVB M&E Group Limited & Anor v Optilan (UK) Limited, the court considered the terms of two ambiguously worded vesting certificates to determine whether ownership of materials had vested in the transferee. Background In 2015, … read more


Implied Terms Relating to Discretionary Assessments

December 17, 2019| Construction, Construction Contracts

In the recent case of Everwarm Limited v BN Rendering Limited, the court considered a claim by Everwarm Limited (“Everwarm”) relating to an alleged overpayment of £798,468 to BN Rendering Limited (“BN”), and a counterclaim by BN in relation to … read more

Hawkswell Kilvington expands with appointment of nationally recognised Partner

December 4, 2019| Firm News, Uncategorized

We are delighted to confirm that David Spires has joined Hawkswell Kilvington as a Partner today. Our press release is below: Hawkswell Kilvington, the niche firm of award winning, specialist construction and engineering solicitors is continuing the expansion of its … read more


Hybrid Construction Contracts: Payment Notice Requirements

October 22, 2019| Construction, Construction Contracts, Payment

In the recent case of C Spencer Limited v MW High Tech Projects UK Limited, the court considered a Part 8 ‘smash and grab’ claim for around £2 million, brought by C Spencer Limited (“CSL”) against MW High Tech Projects … read more


Is Requiring “sign-off” Before Payment Permissible?

September 6, 2019| Construction, Construction Contracts, Payment

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended (the “Act”) requires that all construction contracts contain a compliant regime of interim and final payments. In the recent case of Bennett (Construction) Limited (“Bennett”) v CIMC MBS Limited (formerly … read more