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Is the credit crunch an event of force majeure or frustration?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2009

We have received a number of enquiries in recent months about the extent to which contractors can argue that a construction contract should be renegotiated (or even terminated) to take into account the increased cost, or reduced availability, of finance for major projects as a result of the global financial crisis

A significant new decision: Walter Lilly v Mackay July 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 31 2012

In a major judgment published on 11 July 2012, Walter Lilly v. Mackay, Mr Justice Akenhead, the judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court in London ("TCC") has given guidance on a number of important issues in construction law

The City Inn decision a common sense approach to concurrent delays?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 30 2010

On 22 July, the Scottish Inner House (appeal court) in City Inn v Shepherd Construction handed down a significant judgment on an important issue relating to the assessment of concurrent delays in awarding extensions of time

Recovering wasted management costs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

Significant management costs can be incurred when one party is required to reorganize internal resources or divert staff from their usual activities in order to investigate, manage and mitigate the effects of the other party's breach of contract

Ignore notice requirements at your peril

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2009

Most construction and engineering contracts require the contractor to give notice to the employer of events or circumstances when they happen as the first step in the process of claiming an extension of time andor additional cost