Expert Determination Clauses: Take Care in Defining Your Dispute

In the recent case of Empyreal Energy Ltd v Daylighting Power Ltd, the court considered proceedings relating to a clause allowing for expert determination as a form of dispute resolution in very specific circumstances. Background On 19 November 2015, Empyreal […]

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Clarity on S&T v Grove Development – True Value Adjudications

In the case of Kew Holdings Limited v Donald Insall Associates Limited, the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) considered the relevance of true value adjudications in circumstances where the outstanding adjudication award has already been enforced by summary judgment. […]

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and the Construction Industry

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Act introduces new corporate insolvency and restructuring measures that aim to maximise a company’s chances of survival and relieve the burden on businesses caused […]

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Insolvency and Adjudication: Clarity from the UK Supreme Court

In the case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd, the UK Supreme Court (the “UKSC”) considered important questions about the operation of two statutory regimes; namely, adjudication and insolvency set-off. In particular, the […]

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Challenging the Substantive Merits of an Adjudicator’s Decision on Enforcement

We recently represented the successful claimant in the case of J Tomlinson Limited v Balfour Beatty Group Limited, in which the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) considered the limited exceptions where the enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions can be successfully […]

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Enforcement of an Adjudicator’s Decision and Stays of Execution

We recently represented the successful claimant in the case of J & B Hopkins Limited -v- Trant Engineering Limited, in which the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) had to consider the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision as well as […]

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True Value Adjudications and Stays of Execution

In the case of Broseley London Limited v Prime Asset Management Limited (Trustee of the Mashel Family Trust), the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) considered the applicability of true value adjudications as well as applications for stays of execution. […]

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Interpreting Indirect and Consequential Loss Exclusion Clauses

Traditionally, the English courts have applied a very narrow interpretation to indirect loss and expense exclusion clauses. In the recent case of 2 Entertain Video Ltd (“2E”) v Sony DADC Europe Ltd (“Sony”), the TCC has considered whether a more […]

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COVID-19 and Future Construction Contracts – How Can You Minimise the Risk?

Whilst no one yet knows the full extent of the potential implications of COVID-19 on the construction industry, it is now inevitable that almost all construction companies are going to be affected in some way. Contractors are likely to be […]

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Planning for COVID-19 Site Closures

At the date of writing, the official advice from Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is that individuals working on construction sites can continue to do so but must follow Public Health England’s guidance […]

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