Contracts and professional appointments
- Building contracts and contractors
- Engineering contracts
- General contract and boilerplate
- International construction contracts
- Professional appointments and liabilities
TCC considers the impact that paying an adjudicator's fees has on jurisdictional challenges
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"While [PC Harrington v Systech clauses] have proved to be unpopular with some parties, on this occasion MW High Tech benefited from it. Perhaps we will now see parties' objections to such clauses fall away."
Consumer Rights Act 2015: mostly plain sailing but watch out for Feldarol
Richard Benn, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"The CRA introduces a number of new rules which may come as something of a surprise to traders carrying out construction works [for a consumer]."
Bogged down in paperwork over steelwork exceptions under section 105(2)
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"...section 105(2) [of the Construction Act 1996] should be consigned to George Orwell's fate worse than death, Room 101!"
Supreme Court reformulates the penalty rule in Cavendish v Makdessi
Matthew Finn, barrister, Keating Chambers
"...in determining what constitutes a penalty in the future, Lord Dunedin's four principles will be used in conjunction with the 'legitimate interest' test put forward in subtly different ways."
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- Dispute Resolution Blog to 25 November 2015: ratifying instructions, advising on funding options, and CPRC meeting snippets
- 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review: key agriculture and rural land announcements
- 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review: key business tax announcements
- Revised thresholds from 1 January 2016 under new public procurement directives
- Public sector blog: public procurement policy review and penalty clauses ruling
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