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NHBC buildmark cover homeowners may not be required to give written notification of defects
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 1 2011

This article considers the potential liabilities facing developers under the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Buildmark insurance scheme in respect of defects found in their buildings in the wake of the recent decision in Harrison and others v Shepherd Homes Ltd and others in the Technology and Construction Court


Adjudication does a withholding notice have to be issued in order to raise a counterclaim?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 1 2011

In deciding disputes in relation to payment under construction contracts, adjudicators have often taken the view that, in order to withhold any sums under the contract, a valid withholding notice must be issued


Your conduct prior to court proceedings
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2009

The usual rule in court proceedings is that the losing party pays the winner’s legal costs


Small claims an overview
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2009

Any court proceedings that you commence with a financial value of less than £5000 will be dealt with by the courts as a ‘small claim’


Claiming compensation for management time
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2009

The recent decision in the case Bridge UK Com v Abbey Pynford affirms the principle that courts are willing to allow claims for management time, especially when they are fully documented


Getting back the cost of going to court- reforms are in the pipeline
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2009

A comprehensive report on the cost of court proceedings will emerge at the end of the year


Statutory right to adjudicate extended as the TCC adopts a narrow approach to exclusions
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2009

A recent Technology and Construction Court decision has confirmed that the ‘construction operations’ which are excluded from the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the "Construction Act") should be interpreted narrowly to ensure that non-specialist contractors and subcontractors down the contractual chain are not unfairly excluded


Just because it might be wrong, that doesn't mean it's unjust: the courts will enforce quick-fire adjudication decisions
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

Statutory adjudication of disputes over construction contracts was introduced to counter unacceptable delays and expense in traditional dispute resolution processes


Practical completion: getting it right in the credit crunch
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2010

Practical completion is a term of art, which is often misunderstood and frequently misapplied


Pre-action conduct: sanctions for failure to comply now and in the future
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2009

The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the "Protocol") may be considered to be merely a procedural step by some whereas to others it serves a very practical purposes in assisting parties to resolve disputes