Contracts and professional appointments
- Building contracts and contractors
- Engineering contracts
- General contract and boilerplate
- International construction contracts
- Professional appointments and liabilities
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."
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."
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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- Nuclear safety: Council Directive establishing a Community framework for nuclear safety of nuclear installations published in Official Journal
- High Court considers claims under an indemnity for sums not yet paid out
- TCC reminds parties of the importance of the pre-action meeting
- July 2014 digest: Denton and JCT
- Supreme Court ruling on application of "reasonably well-informed and normally diligent" tenderer standard
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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.