Validity of Payment Notices and Severability of Adjudication Decisions

In the recent case of Downs Road Development LLP -v- Laxmanbhai Construction (UK) Limited [2021], the TCC considered issues concerning the validity of payment notices, as well as questions of natural justice and the severability of adjudication decisions.  Background Downs […]

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Employer Entitled to Full Liquidated Damages Despite Having Taken Possession of Majority of Works

In the recent case of Eco World – Ballymore Embassy Gardens Company Ltd v Dobler UK Ltd [2021] EWHC 2207 (TCC), the TCC considered the construction and enforceability of a liquidated damages clause where the employer had taken partial possession […]

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Supreme Court Decide That Liquidated Damages Accrue Up Until Termination of the Contract Whereby Works Never Completed

On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29, unanimously overturning the Court of Appeal’s earlier decision relating to liquidated damages (“LADs”) where a contract has been […]

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Proceed With Care – Entirety of Defendant’s Expert Technical Evidence Excluded by the TCC due to Non-Compliances

In the recent case of Dana UK AXLE Ltd -v- Freudenberg FST GMBH [2021] EWHC 1413 (TCC), the TCC considered an application to exclude technical expert evidence mid-way through a trial. Background On 5 May 2021, a trial commenced in […]

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Excluding Liability for Deliberate Breach – Is Special Wording Required?

In the recent case of Mott Macdonald Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd [2021] EWHC 754 the TCC considered whether an exclusion clause required exceptional wording in order to exclude liability for fundamental, deliberate and wilful breaches. Background Trant Engineering Limited […]

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The TCC consider the circumstances in which an independent Category 3 design checker may owe a duty of care to a main contractor

In the recent case of Multiplex Construction Europe Limited v (1) Bathgate Realisations Civil Engineering Limited (in administration) (2) BRM Construction LLC (3) Argo Global Syndicate 1200 the TCC considered the scope of a professional design checker’s duty of care […]

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Introducing New Claims – An Unnecessary Risk?

In the recent case of Martlet Homes Ltd v Mulalley & Co. Ltd, the court considered two different methods via which a claimant can seek to introduce additional submissions and arguments into its claim against another party. Background Martlet Homes […]

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Contract Interpretation and Repudiatory Breach

In the recent case of Optimus Build Ltd v Southall & McManus, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) considered a dispute in which the contractor believed the contract was a fixed price contract and the employer believed it to be […]

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Guidance from the TCC – No Final Account Provisions in the Contract?

In the case of JSM Construction Limited v Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) Plc, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) considered whether the absence of a final account provision rendered a contractual payment mechanism inadequate. Background Western Power Distribution (West […]

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Letters of Intent and Incorporation of Standard Form Contracts

In the case of OD Developments v Oak Dry Lining Ltd, the TCC considered the operation and effect of a letter of intent (“LOI”) in the context of whether a JCT standard form sub-contract was incorporated. Background Oak Dry Lining […]

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