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A recent case raises the question, how long must a letter of complaint stay unanswered before a dispute is inferred?
Here’s a case where homeowners took a builder to court for damages when cracks appeared in their homes. The question was how to calculate what compensation to pay
As one current case shows, companies are getting fidgety about the sensitive information that goes out the door when employees leave to work for rivals
Tony Bingham discusses what happened when the same case came before the TCC and an adjudicator. Read the full article here
Supply-only deals don’t normally go to adjudication but here’s one that did largely because neither side had a clue what the terms of the contract said
A dispute over who should cough up for the costs of making good defects to a penthouse hinged on a fundamental aspect of contract law: what did the contract originally intend?
The Construction Act’s payment rules have baffled many a great mind - but all you have to do is follow the ‘Scheme’…
Here’s a recent dispute over payment that was deemed to have crystallised even though the payment date had not been reached
Best endeavours clauses sound fair enough until the contractor finds that sticking to them could leave it out of pocket
The amusingly acerbic judgment from a Canadian case offers a darker reminder of what happens when reason fails
‘Good faith’ clauses might sound like a bit of modern touchy-feeliness, but they carry a real sting if you fail to heed them
Nothing moves as slowly as the law - a dispute dating from 1991 is back in court and the arguments haven’t moved on an inch. Unlike the costs!
Your dealings with a consultant are only secret if that consultant is a solicitor or barrister - whether you like it or not
Network Rail hnas’t had to bully firms into signing its payment charter, for the simple reason that it’s in their interest too
New tomes on construction law and Scottish arbitration are well worth picking up – if your back can take it
High court judges are rebelling and want to send standard final accounts disputes to the countu courts. All very well, but it would be a lot quicker to get adjudicators to hear them
Does a council have the right to step in if a building is falling down and the owner does nothing? It’s not quite that simple …
Refusing to pay an adjudicator’s award because you think it will be overturned further down the road can be a dangerous and expensive game
A negligence case against a professional often bt not always benefits from the opinion of an expert in the same field
Here’s a case that carries a warning to parties in a dispute that fighting your corner too viciously may cost you dearly in the long run
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