Contract issues

"Some thoughts on how the 2017 FIDIC contract deals with time"

This short paper looks at how the FIDIC form deals with time and includes an Appendix detailing the changes made to clause 8, the primary clause which deals with time or “Commencement, Delays and Suspension” from the original 1999 contact.

"The 2017 FIDIC dispute resolution procedure: Part 1 - the new dispute resolution mechanism"

In the first part of a two-part paper addressing the dispute resolution provisions in the 2017 FIDIC Contracts, Robbie McCrea sets out the key provisions of the new dispute resolution mechanism and assesses these against the 1999 Contracts.

"The 2017 FIDIC dispute resolution procedure: Part 2 – are Dispute Adjudication Boards worthwhile: benefits, problems, and advice on FIDIC’s security-of-payment regime"

Robbie McCrea addresses the merits of including a DAAB, and Engineer’s determinations (the “other Party” under the Silver Book) in their new form, as a pre-condition to arbitration.

"The New 2017 FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books"

This presentation by Nicholas Gould, Partner, delivered to the Society of Construction Law (Gulf) in Dubai, focused on the new FIDIC releases.

"Adjudication Board"

Simon Tolson, Senior Partner, discusses the key characteristics of an effective Adjudicator including attributes and skills and ANB Evaluation Processes from TeCSA point of view.

"Adjudication costs: the law of diminishing returns?"

Claire King’s Insight Article on Adjudication Costs has now been published by the Institute of Civil Engineers in their publication Construction Law Quarterly (Management, Procurement and Law, Volume 170 Issue MP2). The article examines the various, and ever more inventive, arguments that parties have sought to raise in an attempt to recover their adjudication costs in recent years.