Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

Fraud: can an exclusion clause exclude or limit liability?

Topical Issue 597 There is an old legal rule that “fraud unravels all“. Once fraud is proved, “it vitiates judgments, contracts and all transactions whatsoever“. But what about an exclusion clause? Could that exclude, or limit, liability for fraud? In Innovate Pharmaceuticals Ltd v University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation the court had to consider this question. […]

Pay now, argue later! How far does that concept go under the Construction Act?

Topical Issue 590 ‘Pay now, argue later’.  It is often said that is the nature of the payment and adjudication procedures in the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (often known as the Construction Act).  Over the years parties have probed and the courts have considered how far that concept goes.  They have taken […]

Supply chain disputes: avoidance, mitigation and resolution

TOPICAL ISSUE – 396 July 2021 Introduction Supply chains are increasingly complex. Globalisation of markets has led to supply chains that extend across multiple borders and consist of an ever-growing number of links. As the pandemic has highlighted, businesses of all types need to take a cold, hard look at the risks to their supply […]

Adjudication Under the NEC3 Construction Contract: “Contemplate Before You Litigate”

Adjudication is a type of dispute resolution procedure used by the construction industry to efficiently resolve construction disputes. Cases are determined quickly, without the greater cost and time involved in court proceedings. Some contracts provide for disputes to be determined by adjudication before any other method, including court action. Where does that leave a party […]

Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Associate Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Associate Membership does not confer voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as an Associate Member we/I will pay the annual subscription of £270 + VAT.

Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Contractor Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Contractor Membership confers voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as a Contractor Member we/I will pay the annual subscription according to the turnover bands shown below. (Select one.)