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construction

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

construction

Economic Torts And Piercing The Corporate Veil – Can You Make A Claim Against Former Directors?

October 11, 2018| Construction, Construction Contracts, Economic Tort

In the recent case of Palmer Birch (A Partnership) v Lloyd & Anor [2018], the TCC considered the requirements to establish economic torts as causes of action and whether a contractor was entitled to pursue the individuals behind an insolvent … read more

Challenges to Enforcement: No Breach of Natural Justice

September 11, 2018| Adjudication, Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Enforcement

This is the latest dispute between Vinci Construction UK Ltd (“Vinci”) and Beumer Group UK Ltd (“Beumer”) to arise out of a Sub-Contract concerning development works at Gatwick Airport. In this case, Beumer sought to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s … read more

construction

No Greater Liability Clauses and Collateral Warranties – When Does Limitation Expire?

September 7, 2018| Collateral Warranties, Construction, Construction Contracts, Limitation

Generally, claims brought outside the relevant limitation period will not be entertained by the courts. It is crucial therefore that parties know the date by which they must bring a claim. In the recent case of Swansea Stadium Management Company … read more

Construction

Adjudication: What if a Company is in Liquidation?

August 7, 2018| Adjudication

Companies in liquidation have typically encountered difficulties in seeking to enforce an adjudicator’s decision in their favour. In the recent case of Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) the court addressed whether a company … read more