Lindy Patterson's articles

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    Legal: a matter of principle

    2018-10-18T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-06-29T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-04-25T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-03-08T06:30:00Z

    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

    2017-12-08T12:06:00Z

    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?

    2017-11-16T10:13:00Z

    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 …

    2017-07-21T06:00:00Z

    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?

    2017-01-26T06:00:00Z

    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

    2016-09-15T10:57:00Z

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

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    SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol: Take two

    2016-07-01T06:00:00Z

    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?