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When is a contract a contract, asks Robert Akenhead – is it when a notional agreement is agreed, or does it need to be more formal?
Robert Akenhead highlights the dangers of a private conversation between one party in a case and the judge, arbitrator or adjudicator
Robert Akenhead explains why final isn’t always final – so make sure your contract’s finality provisions are clear and explicit
Robert Akenhead returns with a column highlighting a recent inventive use of debt recovery legislation to recoup the costs of an adjudication
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
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?
Akenhead returns to Building with a column on a recent case which examined the issue of ‘total cost’ or ‘global’ claims
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
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
The principal arena for construction dispute settlement has become a major force in the English legal system
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