Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

What to look out for in construction in 2024

Topical Issue 589 Building Safety Reform Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) Following the introduction of the BSA we have yet to see a court judgment that deals with a Building Liability Order or Information Order, which were introduced under sections 130 and 132 of the Act. The orders enable the courts to extend a relevant […]

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 […]

Further clarification of Grove and ‘true value’:

Lidl -v- 3CL   TOPICAL ISSUE 583 8/12/23 In the well-known Court of Appeal case of S&T(UK) Ltd -v- Grove [2018] EWCA Civ 2448 (‘Grove’), Sir Rupert Jackson concluded that following a ‘smash and grab adjudication’, it was permissible for a paying party to commence a further adjudication to determine the ‘true value’ of the works. However, […]

Letters of Intent-how to tame the beast—Construction Law

TOPICAL ISSUE 584 8/12/23 Letters of intent can be tricky beasts. They ought not to be, but judging by the number that come across our desks, the industry often appears to be behind the curve of the best practice. My most memorable letter was prepared on a Christmas Eve when the parties were understandably in […]

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