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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 “ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What constitutes “Practical Completion” considered in (1) Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others; and (2) University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty

What constitutes “Practical Completion” considered in (1) Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others; and (2) University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty

A fundamental but often overlooked principle of any agreement relating to works is what constitutes “practical completion”. Most standard forms fail t ...

NEC4 - "evolution not revolution"

NEC4 - "evolution not revolution"

Introduction The new suite of NEC4 contracts were published on 22 June 2017. It had been promised that these amendments would be an "evolution not rev ...

Adjudication "Responses" - Mailbox (Birmingham) Limtied v Galliford Try Building Limited 2017

Adjudication "Responses" - Mailbox (Birmingham) Limtied v Galliford Try Building Limited 2017

Executive summary This case acts as a warning to Responding Parties that the Adjudicator's jurisdiction cannot be restricted by limiting the issues ad ...

RCS Contractors Limited v Conway [2017] EWHC 715 (TCC)

RCS Contractors Limited v Conway [2017] EWHC 715 (TCC)

Executive Summary The Honourable Mr Justice Coulson enforced an Adjudicator's award on summary judgment following a dispute as to whether there was on ...