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Steven Carey is a partner in the construction, engineering and projects team at Charles Russell Speechlys
Steven Carey looks at how third-party funding and ATE insurance can help lighten the financial burden of litigation
Steven Carey looks at problems in obtaining professional indemnity insurance for cladding-related work in the wake of the Grenfell fire
A recent judgment looks at the age-old question of when a cause of action accrues – alter it at your peril
Steven Carey explains why the Court of Appeal ruled that the need for payless notices applies to final payments as well as interim ones
Steven Carey wonders how Labour’s proposal to bring PFI schemes back ‘in house’ could possibly be implemented
Construction professionals often give advice on the best course of action in a construction project. However, if such advice is wrong, for what losses could the consultant be liable?
When a contractor goes into liquidation, can an employer avoid paying them a previously certified sum? A recent case provides guidance
Construction defects and multi-party proceedings – can there be an easy win for the employer?
Subrogation and issues of joint insurance often arise when drafting construction contracts. What guidance can a judgment involving a hired boat offer in these areas?
Not acting under strict terms of a contract? Beware - it’s sometimes hard to get back on the straight and narrow
Having terms of the main contract in a subcontract is a common practice, but poor drafting can mean it does not have the intended effect
Adjudication may be a bit rough and tumble but the process must maintain respect
This case highlights the importance of ensuring that any exclusion or limitation clauses in your contracts are clearly drafted to cover the situations which you expect
There are circumstances where the paying party may avoid settling an amount awarded by an adjudicator using set-off
Set-off is a term that is regularly heard in the construction industry, but does everyone know exactly what it means?
Design obligations, in particular on the standard of skill and care required vs fitness for purpose provision, is a recurring issue
The presence of condition precedent type clauses in contracts can turn a claim situation on its head
Stopjoin Projects Ltd vs Balfour Beatty Engineering Services highlights issues which arise when third parties get involved in financing construction companies
Parties can find themselves skating on thin ice when they proceed under a letter of intent and inevitably fail to finalise a formal contract
The Doosan vs MABE judgment shows that the law has extended the reasons why one can restrain calls on bonds
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