Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Deborah Bradley

When is there a subcontract?

When is there a subcontract?

In the recent decision in Changing Climates Limited v Warmaway Limited [2021] EWHC 3117 (TCC) the Court found that a construction contract existed bet ...

One step too far - stakeholder solicitors defeat buyer-funded development claim

One step too far - stakeholder solicitors defeat buyer-funded development claim

North Point Pall Mall was a development of 426 residential and live-work units at a site in Liverpool.  The development adopted a fractional sales mod ...

One step too far - stakeholder solicitors defeat buyer-funded development claim

One step too far - stakeholder solicitors defeat buyer-funded development claim

Various North Point Pall Mall Purchasers v 174 Law Solicitors Ltd v Key Manchester Ltd [2022] EWHC 4 (Ch) Claims against UK solicitors in relation to ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Beware of the registration gap

Housebuilder Top Tip: Beware of the registration gap

Whilst the Land Registry is doing its best to ensure the pandemic does not impact upon applications, inevitably, some will take much longer – particul ...

A warning to the users of Letters of Intent

A warning to the users of Letters of Intent

In an effort to preserve the integrity and purpose of the adjudication process as an expedient means of resolving payment disputes, it is rarely seen ...

Novel argument failed to prevent enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision

Novel argument failed to prevent enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision

In WRW Construction Ltd v Datblygau Davies Developments Ltd [2020] EWHC 1965 (TCC) the court considered whether to enforce an adjudicator’s award in c ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Buyer beware – the dangers of Overriding Interests

Housebuilder Top Tip: Buyer beware – the dangers of Overriding Interests

Overriding interests are third party property rights that can bind a purchaser of land, even though such rights are not noted on the register of title ...

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

National Infrastructure Strategy bill 1. In the Queen’s speeches in October and December 2019, government aims for domestic reform were laid out, to “ ...

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?

In Meadowside Building Developments Ltd (in liquidation) –v- 12-18 Hill Street Management Company Ltd [2019] EWHC 2651 (TCC), the Court found that in ...

Identifying the ‘primary activity’ on-site – Engie Fabricom UK Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 1876 (TCC)

Identifying the ‘primary activity’ on-site – Engie Fabricom UK Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 1876 (TCC)

An interesting challenge of jurisdiction case was recently heard in the Technology and Construction Court concerning an Adjudication brought against t ...