Robert Akenhead's articles

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    Legal: Careless talk can cost cases

    2018-05-24T06:00:00Z

    Robert Akenhead highlights the dangers of a private conversation between one party in a case and the judge, arbitrator or adjudicator

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    Legal: Not quite the last word

    2018-02-07T06:30:00Z

    Robert Akenhead explains why final isn’t always final – so make sure your contract’s finality provisions are clear and explicit

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    The end of the affair?

    2017-09-22T12:17:00Z

    Robert Akenhead returns with a column highlighting a recent inventive use of debt recovery legislation to recoup the costs of an adjudication

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    Debts in paradise

    2017-03-23T06:00:00Z

    A Caribbean case - marked by carelessness and potential illegality - highlights how horribly wrong a construction project can go. It also shows the specialist expertise of the TCC

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    Partial failure is not good enough

    2016-11-14T18:05:00Z

    An interesting case sees total failure of consideration used as a means of defence. But can some performance be disregarded and total failure still exist?

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    Total cost: A global view

    2016-06-07T14:54:00Z

    Akenhead returns to Building with a column on a recent case which examined the issue of ‘total cost’ or ‘global’ claims

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    The TCC's new home: Roll with the times

    2011-10-14T00:00:00Z

    The Technology and Construction Court is an increasingly valuable resource and area of expertise. Its new home reflects this and helps it perform on the world stage

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    Judges: So very PC

    2011-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Judges have a reputation for being stuffy and old fashioned. But they’re actually as tech-savvy as teenagers and use their skills to speed cases through the courts

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    What’s so great about the TCC?

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The principal arena for construction dispute settlement has become a major force in the English legal system

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    What’s fair is fair

    2007-01-12T00:00:00Z

    If you follow the gold rush to Dubai, what are your chances of surviving a contractual dispute with the client? Well, about the same as in Dorking ...