Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Deborah Bradley

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 ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: The danger of relying on Prescriptive Rights

Housebuilder Top Tip: The danger of relying on Prescriptive Rights

In this months Housebuilder Top Tip, DAC Beachcroft explore one of the first issues that is considered in any development proposal, the adequacy of ex ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: From Paving to Adverse Possession

Housebuilder Top Tip: From Paving to Adverse Possession

It is widely regarded that fencing land is an essential ingredient to establish a claim for adverse possession, but a recent Court of Appeal case has ...

Challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator – update

Challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator – update

The case of Hitachi Zosen Inova AG v John Sisk & Son Ltd, has provided clarification when challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator, where it ...