Contracts and professional appointments
- Building contracts and contractors
- Engineering contracts
- General contract and boilerplate
- International construction contracts
- Professional appointments and liabilities
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The latest word on serial adjudication
Michael Curtis QC and Charles Pimlott, barristers, Crown Office Chambers
"It is suggested that the judge's approach to the novel point of how to interpret that previous decision - namely to apply the usual principles of contractual construction - must be right."
Professional negligence claims: a change of direction?
James Clarke, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Does this [case] suggest a move away from the 'traditional' approach to assessing negligence claims in the Technology and Construction Court? I suspect not."
Adjudication is not the Wild West of dispute resolution
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"I think that all adjudicators should take note of Fraser J's conclusion that Dr Chern should have disclosed to Vinci that he was acting as the adjudicator in adjudication BLII."
July to September 2016 case review for construction practitioners
Practical Law Construction
"We have seen a number of interesting decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners during the third quarter of 2016."
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