Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

2019

Corporate governance and directors' duties in the UK (England and Wales): Overview - 2019

Corporate governance and directors' duties in the UK (England and Wales): Overview - 2019

DAC Beachcroft Partners, Nick Gibbon together with Consultant, Clive Garston, and LLP Group Secretary Bridget Salaman, give an overview of corporate g ...

Fundamental dishonesty and the Litigation Friend: a cautionary tale

Fundamental dishonesty and the Litigation Friend: a cautionary tale

Can a Litigation Friend be liable for costs if a case is found to be fundamentally dishonest? This questions was raised in the recent case of AX and B ...

Construction Risks Newsletter - December 2019

Construction Risks Newsletter - December 2019

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?     In Meadowside Building Developments Ltd (in liquidation) –v- 12-18 Hill Stree ...

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 ...

Payment provisions in hybrid contracts and the effect of the Construction Act

Payment provisions in hybrid contracts and the effect of the Construction Act

In the recent case of C Spencer Limited v MW High Tech Projects UK Limited [2019] EWHC 2547 (TCC) the question for the TCC was this: Where the contrac ...

Adjudicator’s decision unenforceable based on a breach of natural justice

Adjudicator’s decision unenforceable based on a breach of natural justice

In Corebuild Ltd v Cleaver and another [2019] EWHC 2170 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court refused to enforce an adjudicator’s decision by r ...

Jurisdictional challenges: waiver, crystallisation and substantive issues

Jurisdictional challenges: waiver, crystallisation and substantive issues

The recent case of LJH v Meeres provides another example of a Court rejecting a parties’ attempt to rely on jurisdictional challenges that were not ma ...

The High Court considers whether delievering and pouring concrete constitues a Construction Operation

The High Court considers whether delievering and pouring concrete constitues a Construction Operation

Executive Summary 1.  In Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd (t/a USL Bridgecare) v Sanders Plant and Waste Management Ltd [2019] EWHC 2360 (TCC), the High Co ...

Emerging Technologies – the use of Robotics in surgical procedures

Emerging Technologies – the use of Robotics in surgical procedures

The use of technology in the healthcare sector is rapidly expanding and continues to play a key role in the evolution of the range of healthcare servi ...

Will the new silk road pave the way to easier recoveries  from Chinese suppliers?

Will the new silk road pave the way to easier recoveries from Chinese suppliers?

In the light of changes in the market conditions and legal framework in China, the insurance industry has an opportunity to engage with confidence and ...