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Clarity in construction contracts: What can we learn from Arcadis v Amec? - 9 January 2020

There is much to do at the outset of any construction project.  Having chosen the team and agreed specifications, everyone …

Design & Build: The Right Choice? - 12 September 2019

Design and build procurement (“D&B”) is a popular choice in the UK construction market, equating to about 41% of all …

At Your Service (Charge)! - 14 August 2019

Landlords and tenants know all too well the potential arguments and pitfalls when it comes to paying service charges.  Although …

Supreme Court uphold oral contract for estate agent’s commission - 6 March 2019

A judgment on contract formation from the Supreme Court in February will be of interest to those in the property …

‘Smash and grab’ Adjudications in the spotlight again - 11 July 2018

In a recent High Court decision a contractor failed in its bid to put a developer into liquidation which refused …

Update: Contract Variations - 18 June 2018

In our previous article, we reported on two Court of Appeal decisions which found that contractual clauses that require any …

Back to reality – business rates - 23 August 2017

Property owners and developers should be aware of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v …

Verbal Variations: Court of Appeal decision confirms that contract variation clauses are not watertight - 26 June 2017

English law provides that, as a general principle, the parties to a contract can agree to vary that contract in …