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The continuing case for wetware solutions in the provision of legal services: vampires and the experienced contractor

Simon Liddiard, principal solicitor at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP's Managed Legal Service for Thames Water

"I have occasionally pondered why the NEC drafting committee expressed the [ground conditions compensation event] in terms of what an experienced contractor would have judged reasonable to allow for..."

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Concurrent delay - the "Saga" continues

Harry Smith, barrister, Keating Chambers

"[Saga Cruises v Fincantieri SPA] provides a useful summary of the principles that apply in cases of actual or purported concurrent delay."

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The parties cannot agree whether a cow that is stuck in the mire will moo

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"At 1,885 paragraphs long [the Ocensa Pipeline Group Litigation is] a modern day equivalent of Tolstoy's War and Peace."

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Retrospective validation in insolvency context just got more difficult

Michael Mendelblat and Julie Farley, professional support lawyers, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

"Obviously caution should always be exercised when dealing with a company where insolvency is suspected."

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Keating on Construction Contracts, 10th Edition

Keating on Construction contracts is the fundamental text for research on the history and principles governing building contracts; their practical application and their interpretation by the courts.

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