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    The right to remain silent

    2012-08-10T00:00:00Z

    A recent case raises the question, how long must a letter of complaint stay unanswered before a dispute is inferred?

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    Smoothing over the cracks

    2012-07-27T00:00:00Z

    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

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    Thanks for the memories …

    2012-07-13T00:00:00Z

    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

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    Two places at once

    2012-06-29T00:00:00Z

    Tony Bingham discusses what happened when the same case came before the TCC and an adjudicator. Read the full article here

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    Beware your own small print

    2012-06-22T00:00:00Z

    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

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    Blast from the past

    2012-06-08T00:00:00Z

    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?

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    Why the scheme works a dream

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    The Construction Act’s payment rules have baffled many a great mind - but all you have to do is follow the ‘Scheme’…

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    Disputes before payment date

    2012-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Here’s a recent dispute over payment that was deemed to have crystallised even though the payment date had not been reached

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    When your ‘best’ is put to the test

    2012-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Best endeavours clauses sound fair enough until the contractor finds that sticking to them could leave it out of pocket

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    Obliterated by obsession

    2012-05-04T00:00:00Z

    The amusingly acerbic judgment from a Canadian case offers a darker reminder of what happens when reason fails