Contracts and professional appointments
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With friends like these... Burgess v Lejonvarn: a parable for construction professionals
Oliver Pearson, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"This case serves as a timely reminder of the standard of conduct that society expects, and the law requires, of professionals."
Pay less notices under the Construction Act 1996
Brenna Conroy, barrister, Hardwicke
"It is unfortunate that Stuart-Smith J did not take the opportunity to address the apparent sting in the tail of Henia v Beck."
Can I arbitrate my dispute?
Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd
"I've been asked a few questions recently which has made me realise that a lot of the knowledge that was built-up concerning domestic construction arbitration has been lost."
Specific implement in Scots Law
Julie Scott-Gilroy, associate, BTO Solicitors
"In Scots law, a party is entitled to an order compelling performance (specific implement), although there are occasions where specific implement will be refused."
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- Should a tenant voluntarily offer collateral warranties to a landlord when it carries out works?
For a Q&A guide to construction and projects law and developments in key jurisdictions, see Construction and projects multi-jurisdictional guide.
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Hudson's Building and Engineering Contracts provides an overview of the law and interpretation of construction contracts. The 13th edition was published in December 2015.