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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

The World Cup may be over, but should losing your key players always lead to penalties?

Senior associate, Katy Saunders: "Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV and others... raises some interesting questions. One example that caught my eye was the analysis of liquidated damages levied for the replacement or removal of key personnel."

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TCC offers guidance for project monitoring surveyors

Director, Jonathan Cope: "This is a salutatory lesson... on the importance of getting vesting certificates right, and not feeling pressurised into certifying materials where ownership has not clearly passed between the parties."

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Shy Jackson

Pinsent Masons LLP

Personal liability, contractual liability, tortious liability: what's the difference?​

Partner, Shy Jackson: "Can designers rest easy? The claim failed on the facts but the judgment does make a few suggestions as to when such liability could arise. The dividing line is perhaps not as clear as it could be."

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Practical Law

Denton: Mitchell clarified and amplified

Barrister, Matthew Finn, Keating Chambers: "As a matter of general policy, there will undoubtedly be continuing debate about whether Denton should be perceived as a welcome retreat from the sharp-edged principles set down by Mitchell, or as a retrograde step."

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Construction and Projects Multi-jurisdictional Guide

For a Q&A guide to construction and projects law and developments in key jurisdictions, see Construction and projects multi-jurisdictional guide.

Books online

Access your favourite English law, Scots law and tax titles from publisher Bloomsbury Professional.

FastDraft your documents

FastDraft helps you to create documents faster by using shortcuts such as importing data from your existing projects, your contacts or from Companies House.

JCT Contracts

For specimen copies of the JCT 2011 contracts and guidance notes, see:


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JCT contracts on Practical Law

Alongside our specialist know-how, subscribers can now access specimen copies of the 2011 suite of JCT contracts on Practical Law. See our JCT contracts toolkit.

2nd Energy Law Forum

2nd Annual Energy Law Forum

Autumn 2014, London.

We are delighted to announce the return of Practical Law’s Energy Law Forum providing a platform for legal and compliance professionals in the energy industry.

This year’s practice-driven summit will give you an excellent opportunity to network with the best of the Energy Law sector and enable you to assess the latest legal developments from a practical business perspective.

Register your interest today.

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