Lindy Patterson

Lindy Patterson

Lindy Patterson QC heads up a team of construction and energy dispute lawyers.

She acts as arbitrator and adjudicator as well as dispute board chair in both international and domestic contracts. She is a partner in the law firm Dundas & Wilson, and became one of few solicitor advocate QCs in 2010.

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    All change in the FIDIC forms

    2017-12-08T12:06:00

    Seventeen years after the FIDIC forms first arrived, a second edition has been issued. The new Red, Silver and Yellow books focus on greater clarity in parties’ obligations and avoiding/resolving disputes as the contract proceeds

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    Who pays, if the form doesn’t say?

    2017-11-16T10:13:00

    Ahead of next month’s new FIDIC release, Lindy Patterson considers how risk allocation varies between FIDIC and NEC standard forms

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    SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol: Take two

    2016-07-01T06:00:00

    Fourteen years after the Society of Construction Law published its first Delay and Disruption Protocol there’s a draft second edition. So what’s changed since 2002?

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    Dispute boards and the Rio Olympics

    2016-09-15T10:57:00

    Dispute boards are gaining ground internationally – most recently in the Rio Olympics

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    More words, fewer claims?

    2017-01-26T06:00:00

    FIDIC will launch a second edition of its Yellow Book later this year. This longer contract looks to resolve some of the issues encountered by those using its predecessor

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    Over to you … No, over to you …

    2017-07-21T06:00:00

    We now know Hinkley Point C will be hugely over budget, is likely to be late, and that the contractor will have to bear the costs. But on other projects the allocation of risk is an area of fierce debate

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    Termination: Parting of the ways

    2014-02-03T09:00:00

    A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court is a useful reminder as to how and in what circumstances notices of termination can be given

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    Caps on liability?

    2014-03-24T06:00:00

    Liability caps have been around for a long time but are they the hot topic for 2014?

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    Putting a value on variations

    2014-06-06T06:00:00

    The judgment in the case between MT Hojgaard and E.On highlights why employers should not use the variation process to deal with a breach of contract

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    Termination at convenience

    2014-08-19T06:00:00

    Terminating a contract is never an easy call to make, and it could have a strong impact on later damages payments should you act too hastily, as these cases demonstrate

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    Public procurement: Are you ready?

    2015-02-12T06:00:00

    New regulations introducing a more flexible and modern regime are due this spring. These are the main changes

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    Indemnity claims: Cutting your losses

    2015-09-09T14:00:00

    Do you know what an indemnity is and how a claim under one differs from a claim for damages for breach of contract?

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    Contracts: Teetering on the breach

    2016-02-16T16:03:00

    In this case from the oil and gas industry, a contractor tries to recover costs for its own negligence

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    Contracts: Contra movement

    2016-04-19T12:00:00

    In this case from the oil and gas industry, a contractor tries to recover costs for its own negligence

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    Payment under NEC3: Project managers' interim assessments

    2012-02-13T00:00:00

    This recent case highlighted the fact that interim assessments of valuations are generally valid - until proven otherwise

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    Public procurement decisions and EC rules

    2012-03-09T00:00:00

    The unfair treatment of a Scottish council tenderer raises the question of whether EC procurement rules apply if the contract is of no interest to parties outside the UK

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    LOGIC contracts: Solving the puzzle

    2012-05-11T00:00:00

    A new contract from the oil and gas industry is set to become more common in the building sector as offshore work increases - but many of its provisions will be familiar

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    Turn on the power

    2012-07-27T00:00:00

    In the first of three articles looking at key risks for contractors on energy projects, we examine a typical contract structure for a power station build

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    Operational risks on power station projects

    2012-10-12T00:00:00

    Construction contracts on power projects contain a host of operational requirements, but the testing of the plant’s performance can cause sparks to fly

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    Wonders & blunders with Lindy Patterson

    2012-11-21T10:09:00

    Scotland’s Forth Bridge takes Lindy Patterson’s breath away but Glasgow’s principal civic square, the scene of so many protests, is itself the subject of her protestations

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