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- Professional appointments and liabilities
What law governs your arbitration clause? You decide
Knowledge development lawyer, Victoria Clark: "If your arbitration agreement does not specify a governing law, there is no internationally accepted approach to determining what the governing law should be."
NEC, notices of dissatisfaction and the Arbitration Act 1996
Director, Matt Molloy: "I was rather surprised to see the arguments advanced in Fermanagh District Council v Gibson (Banbridge) Ltd, which reached the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland."
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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- Can I claim liquidated damages and ask for specific performance?
- What does "diligence" add to a skill and care clause?
- How do you terminate a contract which is not evidenced in writing, so therefore has no termination provisions, when one party has failed to make payments?
- Can I respond to an adjudication referral notice in a rejoinder or only in a reply?
- What constitutes "completion" under paragraph 7 of Part II of the Scheme for Construction Contracts 1998?
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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- Fraud test for payment under letter of credit clarified (Privy Council)
- NEC notice of dissatisfaction, costs budgets and indemnity costs
- DCLG continues housing standards review with technical consultation
- New checklist on minimum time limits in public procurement procedures
- Partial stay of enforcement as significant risk claimant would not be able to repay
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.
Sweet & Maxwell are pleased to announce the date of the 8th annual Construction Law Conference 2014. Following the extremely well received 2013 conference expert construction speakers from Keating Chambers will be back on the 9th October to provide useable updates on practice and procedure for construction law professionals. Following the Keynote Address there will the usual mix of essential updates and best practice to ensure all delegates are provided with the very best strategies to face the coming challenges for 2014 and 2015.