Contracts and professional appointments
- Building contracts and contractors
- Engineering contracts
- General contract and boilerplate
- International construction contracts
- Professional appointments and liabilities
Conditions precedent and the potential application of UCTA
Calum Lamont, barrister, Keating Chambers
"The interesting repercussion of the judgment... is that it would appear to be possible to deal on written standard terms of business for the purposes of engaging UCTA, even if only one of the terms in the contract in question emanates from those standard terms of business."
Court considers failure to complete standard form contract and section 106
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"... there is a sense of irony in the judgment... in that the parties made a complete volte-face... Given the court's findings, how the claimants must now be wishing they'd signed the contract!"
No more cold comfort farm: the future looks bright for renewables
Natalie Wardle, associate director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Over the last year or so, the UK's renewables sector has experienced a period of deep uncertainty... [but] ironically, one of the first things the government did following Brexit was to re-affirm its commitment to the sector through the medium of the fifth carbon budget."
Some of the consequences of Deluxe v Beck
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"It is just a thought, but how long will it be before we see a party arguing that by naming a single adjudicator in the contract, the parties have agreed to refer all disputes to that individual and that agreement extends to dealing with more than one dispute at the same time?"
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