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Beneficiaries of collateral warranties may now be able to enforce them more easily!

  • Winckworth Sherwood
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 10 2014

Contrary to the view of the industry, the Technology and Construction Court has recently held that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may

Can a party be prevented from referring a dispute to adjudication

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2014

This is Lord Woolman's summary of the question posed in T Clarke (Scotland) Limited v Mmaxx Underfloor Heating Limited click here, also described

Costs thrown away in adjudications: are they as irrecoverable as we think?

  • Thomson Geer
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2014

A recent decision in the United Kingdom matter of National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside Board of Trustees v AEW Architects and Designers Ltd

Proportionate liability clauses are not inherently unfair

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2014

Proportionate liability clauses are a common feature in professional firms' engagement letters. But there has been very little case law on whether

West and another v Ian Finlay & Associates

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2014

We reported on the first instance decision in Issue 155. In that decision, the Wests had previously been awarded damages and interest totalling £649

Competition update

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 7 2014

Firms active in the construction materials sector have been in the competition law spotlight for the past few years and will continue to be so. This

Net contribution clausesTCC decision in West v Ian Finlay turned on its head by Court of Appeal

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 4 2014

West v Ian Finlay & Associates (a firm) 2014 EWCA Civ 316, 2014 All ER (D) 281 (Mar)The claimants had retained the defendant architect during a

Silence is not golden

  • 1 Chancery Lane
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2014

The Court of Appeal in PGF II SA v OMFS Co 2013 EWCA Civ 1288 considered the question of whether silence in the face of an invitation to mediate

Lincolnshire County Council v (1) Mouchel Business Services Ltd (2) R.G. Carter Building Services Ltd

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 26 2014

Lincolnshire County Council (‘Lincolnshire’) outsourced its architectural services to Mouchel Business Services Ltd (‘Mouchel’) under a contract by

Adjudication watch - March 2014 - review of the latest legal developments in adjudication

  • Wragge & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2014

In this fifth edition of 'Adjudication watch', we review cases involving challenges to enforcement on jurisdictional and natural justice grounds. We