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- Professional appointments and liabilities
The World Cup may be over, but should losing your key players always lead to penalties?
Senior associate, Katy Saunders: "Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV and others... raises some interesting questions. One example that caught my eye was the analysis of liquidated damages levied for the replacement or removal of key personnel."
TCC offers guidance for project monitoring surveyors
Director, Jonathan Cope: "This is a salutatory lesson... on the importance of getting vesting certificates right, and not feeling pressurised into certifying materials where ownership has not clearly passed between the parties."
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."
Denton: Mitchell clarified and amplified
Barrister, Matthew Finn, Keating Chambers: "As a matter of general policy, there will undoubtedly be continuing debate about whether Denton should be perceived as a welcome retreat from the sharp-edged principles set down by Mitchell, or as a retrograde step."
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- Does the Construction and Engineering Pre-action Protocol apply to a debt claim?
- Can a party withhold the practical completion certificate if latent defects are discovered?
- Can I include a 25 year product guarantee in a building contract?
- Does the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction apply to tort claims?
- Is a statutory undertaker caught by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996?
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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Sweet & Maxwell are pleased to announce the date of the 8th annual Construction Law Conference 2014. Following the extremely well received 2013 conference expert construction speakers from Keating Chambers will be back on the 9th October to provide useable updates on practice and procedure for construction law professionals. Following the Keynote Address there will the usual mix of essential updates and best practice to ensure all delegates are provided with the very best strategies to face the coming challenges for 2014 and 2015.