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Adjudication and Insolvency

January 31, 2019| Adjudication, Construction, Construction Contracts, Insolvency

In the case of Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited v Bresco Electrical Services Limited (in liquidation), the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) provided an unequivocal statement that a company in liquidation could not refer a dispute to adjudication. However, in … read more

Construction Scene

Does a Material Breach of Contract Preclude Practical Completion?

January 28, 2019| Construction, Construction Contracts, Practical Completion

In the recent TCC case of Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited & Others [2018], the court considered the meaning of ‘practical completion’ and whether a material variation and breach of a contract term will prevent achieving the … read more

Construction

‘Blowing Hot and Cold’: Adjudicators’ Jurisdiction and the Principle of Approbation and Reprobation

January 21, 2019| Adjudication, Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution

If the wrong route to the appointment of an adjudicator has been taken, the adjudicator will not have jurisdiction. However, a party cannot approbate and reprobate, or ‘blow hot and cold’, in relation to the validity of an adjudicator’s decision. … read more

Practical Completion – A Matter of Interpretation? – Issues for Sectional Completion

January 3, 2019| Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Practical Completion

In the recent case of University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group Ltd [2018] the TCC held that the proper construction of the definition of Practical Completion did not mean that the entire works had to be complete before a … read more

Construction Scene

Adjudication, Fraud and Stays of Execution

December 14, 2018| Adjudication, Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Enforcement

The Court of Appeal has endorsed a first instance decision by the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) granting a stay of execution on new grounds. In the context of adjudication enforcement, the leading guidance is set out in the case … read more