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Commercial Contracts Bulletin - March 2017
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2017

In the recent case of Irish Bank Resolution Corp Ltd (In Special Liquidation) v Camden Market Holdings Corp 2017 EWCA Civ 7, the Court of Appeal


The more things change, the more they stay the same
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2017

Every time we think the courts might have given defendants in adjudication enforcement proceedings slightly more latitude in raising their


Hard Hats and Cost Caps
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2017

The recent case of McGee Group Limited (“McGee”) -v- Galliford Try Building Limited (“Galliford”) provides a warning “on the all too common” problem


“Mens rea” in calls under on demand security instruments
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2017

This blog post analyses two recent judgments, National Infrastructure Development Company v Banco Santander and MUR Joint Ventures BV v Compagnie


Top three construction cases: March 2017
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

The Court of Appeal has upheld the TCC's decision in Carillion Construction Limited v Woods Bagot Europe Limited and others 2016 EWHC 905 (TCC


NEC: A spirit of mutual trust and comprehension?
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

In this Expert Insight, first published in PLC Construction, Iain Suttie discusses Coulson J's interpretation of clause 10.1 (mutual trust and


Important guidance on a supplier’s “fitness for purpose” obligation
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

The 2016 TCC decision in Fluor Ltd v. Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd 2016 EWHC 2062 (TCC) provides useful guidance on how a supplier’s


No Need to Look Beyond Natural Meaning in Liability Clause Interpretation, Rules High Court
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

One of the key clauses in any commercial contract is the limitation of liability clause. This seeks to protect the parties - often the supplier -


Construction firm fined £400,000 after fall from height
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

A major construction company has been fined £400,000 by Westminster Magistrates’ Court after failing to control work at height. The company pleaded


Scottish Government issues guidance on use of BIM in public sector construction projects
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

The Scottish Government has published a Scottish Procurement Policy Note 117 (SPPN) on the Implementation of Building Information Modelling within