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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 ...

Trading names and Adjudication referrals – can a jurisdictional challenge succeed?

Trading names and Adjudication referrals – can a jurisdictional challenge succeed?

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 ...

True Value

True Value

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Grove Developments Limited –v- S&T (UK) Limited  has sent ripples across the legal and construction industr ...