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Christmas Wordsearch 2014
Jancyn Gardiner, principal knowledge development lawyer, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Following the success of last year’s teaser, here is a new festive construction wordsearch to test your legal knowledge."
The importance of notices, the importance of notices and the importance of notices
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"Following ISG Construction v Seevic College, parties wishing to defend claims for sums allegedly owed under construction contracts should focus on the importance of notices, particularly payment and pay less notices."
Completion certificates: what do they certify and what happens if they are wrong?
Gareth Stringer, senior associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"The harsh reality is that there is invariably an element of subjectivity in deciding whether to issue a completion certificate under a building contract."
Lack of pay less notice meant "open and shut" adjudication case
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"...the stand out issue for me is that [Harding v Paice] demonstrates how the new payment regime has affected adjudication."
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- How do I complete a schedule of construction contracts if a party has changed its registered name?
- What rights does the adjoining owner have when a building owner fails to serve a party wall notice and carries out works to a party wall?
- If an agreement says "build a wall", what standard should the wall be built to?
- Should we comply with the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes when the claim is worth £10,000?
- How does a cap on liability interact with an obligation to remedy defects?
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For specimen copies of the JCT contracts and guidance notes, see:
- First cross-government UK anti-corruption plan
- Public Sector opinion blog: Public procurement case digest (November 2014)
- Adjudicator could sue either party for his fees due to tripartite agreement (TCC)
- Notices, festive wordsearch and Christmas email arrangements
- Meaning of "forming... part of the land" under Construction Act 1996 (TCC)
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