Contracts and professional appointments
- Building contracts and contractors
- Engineering contracts
- General contract and boilerplate
- International construction contracts
- Professional appointments and liabilities
What to reasonably expect from your adjudicator's decision
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"A skill that is critical for any adjudicator to possess is the ability to formulate the issues."
The current status of the complex structure theory
John Beresford, barrister, Hardwicke
"Uncertainty still remains as to the applicability and scope of the complex structure theory in English law."
Henia v Beck: what does it mean for employers?
Catherine Gelder, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"The issues that Akenhead J considered in Henia v Beck crop up surprisingly often and all parties should take note of the guidance given in this case."
Oral construction contracts and adjudication
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"It is interesting that in Purton (t/a Richwood Interiors v Kilker Projects Ltd Stuart-Smith J didn't actually determine what the precise terms of the parties' oral contract were."
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- Would withholding money for failure to provide collateral warranties fall foul of section 110(1A) of the Construction Act 1996?
- What should I do when buying from the adjoining owner and no party wall award has been made?
- If the employer unilaterally changes the completion date, can the contractor terminate the contract?
- Why don't the escrow account provisions include a right to terminate as well as suspend?
- How can a sub-contract be varied to significantly broaden the scope of the sub-contractor’s works?
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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