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Retrospective validation in insolvency context just got more difficult
Michael Mendelblat and Julie Farley, professional support lawyers, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
"Obviously caution should always be exercised when dealing with a company where insolvency is suspected."
Adjudication costs and the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (Part 1)
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"I do want to make one thing clear. In my view this case is not authority for the proposition that a referring party can claim costs in an adjudication under the Late Payment Act 1998."
Excluding liability for terrorism
Iain Suttie, associate director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Designing to take account of terrorism may be an obvious and necessary part of a particular project... so it seems strange, perhaps even lacking in credibility, for a consultant to seek to exclude all liability for terrorism on such projects."
Only the “plainest cases” will not be enforced, and this was not one of them!
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"We may have waited a while to have something to write about, but then we got it all in one go, a sort of kitchen sink approach to challenging enforcement, with arguments about jurisdiction and breaches of the rules of natural justice aplenty."
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