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Tim Hillier

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Keeping the (good) faith: discretion advised

Associate, Tim Hillier: "Bluewater suggests that any mention of the term 'discretion' is likely to attract further regulation from common law. A party always has the right to waive a condition precedent. Adding the discretionary element to this clause served only to undermine Bluewater’s position."

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Court of Session's reminder that it's tough to appeal an adjudicator's decision

Director, Matt Molloy: "Even though Lady Smith's judgment [in Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd v Steward & Shields Ltd] is mainly a restatement of existing principles, it is interesting because she sits in the Inner House... Just like south of the border, we seldom see appellate court decisions dealing with adjudication."

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Shy Jackson

Pinsent Masons LLP

Personal liability, contractual liability, tortious liability: what's the difference?​

Partner, Shy Jackson: "Can designers rest easy? The claim failed on the facts but the judgment does make a few suggestions as to when such liability could arise. The dividing line is perhaps not as clear as it could be."

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Practical Law

CITB Levy changes ahead

Partner, Stephen Ovenden: "...the new calculation is now based fully on payments made either through PAYE or CIS..."

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Construction and Projects Multi-jurisdictional Guide

For a Q&A guide to construction and projects law and developments in key jurisdictions, see Construction and projects multi-jurisdictional guide.

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JCT Contracts

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JCT contracts on Practical Law

Alongside our specialist know-how, subscribers can now access specimen copies of the 2011 suite of JCT contracts on Practical Law. See our JCT contracts toolkit.

2nd Energy Law Forum

2nd Annual Energy Law Forum

Autumn 2014, London.

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