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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    Legal: a matter of principle

    2018-10-18T06:00:00

    Lindy Patterson on how even if the employer is partly responsible for a delay in completion, the contractor may be liable for liquidated damages

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    Legal: Counting the cost of change

    2018-06-29T06:00:00

    Lindy Patterson looks at how valuing compensation events under NEC is affected by a retrospective change in scope

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    Very much obliged

    2018-04-25T06:00:00

    Even without design responsibility, a contractor has an implied duty to warn the employer of possible problems in a design

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    Legal: rectify now, argue later

    2018-03-08T06:30:00

    Is a contractor obliged to rectify a defect when instructed, even if it disputes responsibility for that defect?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Contract fatigue?

    2013-12-09T06:00:00

    The continuing desire to bring new standard form contracts to the market is astonishing – maybe the construction industry should adopt a new year’s resolution

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    A problem shared

    2013-11-26T10:24:00

    Net contribution clauses protect companies from taking all of the blame if another liable party has become insolvent. But it’s important to be sure whose work it covers

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