Our collective thoughts

Posted April 4, 2023 | Published in Dispute resolution

Laura Bowler considers the recent decision of Energy Works (Hull) Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd and others [2022] EWHC 3275 (TCC).

Posted February 16, 2023 | Published in Dispute resolution

In December 2022, the Technology and Construction Court handed down its decision in LDC (Portfolio One) Limited v (1) George Downing Construction Ltd and (2) European Sheeting Ltd [2022] EWHC 3356 (TCC), which is only the second substantive decision of the Court concerning cladding defects post-Grenfell after Mulalley & Co Ltd v Martlet Homes Ltd [2022] EWCA 1813 (TCC).

Posted December 7, 2022 | Published in Dispute resolution

Broad brushstrokes rather than fine lines. Laura Bowler considers the recent decision of Associated Newspapers Ltd v Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd and the recent guidance from the Court in relation to cost budgets and hourly rates. 

Posted November 2, 2022 | Published in Dispute resolution

Adele Parsons reports on the UK’s plans to remain a world leader in international arbitration.

Posted October 13, 2022 | Published in Dispute resolution

Matthew Simson considers the case of AM Construction Limited v The Darul Amaan Trust and – again! – the question as to when the paying party’s immediate payment obligation arises in the context of commencing or relying upon a “true value” adjudication.

Posted September 30, 2022 | Published in Contracts & documentation

Having acted for employers on four projects in the past year where the main contractors have become insolvent, Martin Ewen reviews his top 15 actions for employers to consider when faced with main contractor insolvency. 

Posted August 2, 2022 | Published in General

Roma Patel considers the new rigorous regime under the Building Safety Act with respect to new obligations and an increase in liability across the building sector since the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent.