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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 “ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Contech: The Built Environment

Contech: The Built Environment

Technology will blur the boundaries between real estate and construction. The emerging landscape is one of new techniques, new collaborations and new ...

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)

Executive Summary In Engie Fabricom UK Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd, the Court refused to enforce an adjudicator’s decision because it found tha ...

The High Court considers an adjudicator’s Decision and a failure to correctly interpret a contract

The High Court considers an adjudicator’s Decision and a failure to correctly interpret a contract

Executive Summary 1. Willow Corp S.A.R.L. and MTD Contractors Limited [2019] EWHC 1591 (TCC) is one of the first reported cases regarding the severabi ...

Construction Risks Newsletter - August 2019

Construction Risks Newsletter - August 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Construction Risks Newsletter features topical issues in construction. Welcome to the August version of DACB’s construction risks new ...