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Industry News : 19 Feb 2016

False Consensus Bias in Contract Interpretation

In the last two weeks I heard a Chartered Surveyor claim that standard form construction contracts are confrontationa...

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Industry News : 15 Feb 2016

Unless the parties otherwise agree, Scheme Adjudications permit only one adjudication at any one time

The Hon. Mr Justice Coulson has delivered another helpful judgment in Deluxe Art & Theme Ltd v Beck Interiors Ltd...

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Industry News : 10 Feb 2016
Industry News : 09 Feb 2016

Making a Part 36 Offer for 95% of the claim is very modest, but not derisory

A CPR Part 36 Offer in the context of an application for indemnity costs was considered by Mr Justice Edwards-Stu...

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Industry News : 08 Feb 2016

Whether the installation of a woodworking machine is a construction operation in the context of the HGCRA’96 as amended

In Fahstone Ltd v Biesse Group UK Ltd [2015] EWHC 3650 (TCC) (18 December 2015) Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart was call...

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Industry News : 03 Feb 2016

A contract prescribing one periodic payment, even of an insignificant amount is sufficient to satisfy the statutory requirements

In Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd  [2016] EWHC 168 (TCC) (03 February 2016) ...

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Industry News : 02 Feb 2016

Landlords, tenants, noise, nuisance and quiet enjoyment

I was recently reminded of the House of Lords judgment in London Borough of Southwark and Another v. Mills and Others...

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Industry News : 29 Jan 2016

Sub-Contract terms, limitation clauses, defects and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart judgment in Commercial Management (Investments) Ltd v Mitchell Design and Construct Ltd &am...

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Industry News : 26 Jan 2016
Industry News : 23 Jan 2016

The High Court confirms that it’s possible that a breach may justify termination even if not relied upon in the notice of termination

In C&S Associates UK Ltd v Enterprise Insurance Company Plc [2015] EWHC 3757 (Comm) (21 December 2015) the ...

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