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TCC considers "same or substantially the same" in paragraph 9(2) of the Scheme
Charles Pimlott, barrister at Crown Office Chambers
"It is good that Harding v Paice hasn't upset considered wisdom on the meaning of paragraph 9(2) of the Scheme, or allowed a party to bind forever the employer to an account..."
Adjustment of liquidated damages: freedom to contract v unfair windfall
Matthew Heywood, senior associate and Charlotte Holmes, associate, Pinsent Masons LLP
"...in Qatar, in contrast to the UAE, the parties have the assurance that the damages will not be increased by the court to reflect the actual loss suffered."
When is a response not a response in adjudication proceedings?
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"...although a party says it will not take part, its 'defence' [may] have been articulated sufficiently within correspondence to enable... the adjudicator, to consider it when deciding the matter referred."
Eurocom v Siemens: multiple bites of the cherry?
Suber Akther, Solicitor advocate and in-house litigation lawyer, Siemens plc
"A party cannot simply repackage claims and seek to re-adjudicate matters. Decided matters are binding in the interim..."
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- Supreme Court confirms that merits of party's case irrelevant in case management decisions
- Cabinet Office's Efficiency and Reform Group publishes information on Major Projects Authority priorities
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- Relief from sanctions: leave to appeal given as causal link between wrong alleged and reason for non-compliance (Court of Appeal)
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