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Adjustment of liquidated damages: freedom to contract v unfair windfall

Matthew Heywood, senior associate and Charlotte Holmes, associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

"...in Qatar, in contrast to the UAE, the parties have the assurance that the damages will not be increased by the court to reflect the actual loss suffered."

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When is a response not a response in adjudication proceedings?

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"...although a party says it will not take part, its 'defence' [may] have been articulated sufficiently within correspondence to enable... the adjudicator, to consider it when deciding the matter referred."

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Eurocom v Siemens: multiple bites of the cherry?

Suber Akther, Solicitor advocate and in-house litigation lawyer, Siemens plc

"A party cannot simply repackage claims and seek to re-adjudicate matters. Decided matters are binding in the interim..."

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Parties in the TCC: prepare for trial and to settle

Elizabeth Repper, barrister and mediator, Keating Chambers

"In CIP Properties v Galliford Try, Coulson J said that in the TCC ordinarily there would be no stay for ADR ordered or pause in the proceedings for ADR."

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