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Makdessi made simple, but will it have any impact on the construction industry?

Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd

"In my view, Makdessi is likely to have an impact on the construction industry, but we will have to wait see what that impact is, and whether it is positive or negative."

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Contract administrators' liability for variations

Michael Sergeant, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

"When the contractor receives a variation instruction from the contract administrator it has no idea whether the employer has authorised the change."

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Can you use adjudication to resolve preliminary issues?

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"This means... it can be 'an extremely cost-effective and efficient way of narrowing the issues between the parties' because it saves [parties] the expense of addressing all the issues between them."

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Endeavouring to be clear: what does "all reasonable endeavours" mean in practice?

Gareth Stringer, senior associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"This case underlines the importance of including specific drafting to clarify the scope of a qualified obligation..."

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