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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


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


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