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Cavendish v Makdessi: implications for construction contracts
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2015

We recently reported on the Supreme Court's decision in the Cavendish and ParkingEye appeals. The court's decision has significantly changed the law

GSK Project Management Ltd (in liquidation) v QPR Holdings Ltd - 2015 EWHC 2274 (TCC), Mr Justice Stuart-Smith
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2015

GSK Project Management Ltd (“GSK”) was engaged by QPR Holdings Ltd (“QPR”) to carry out works at Queen Park Rangers’ Loftus Road stadium

The brand new law on liquidated damages
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2015

On 4 November 2015, a seven-strong bench of the Supreme Court considered the law of penalties for the first time when it handed down its decision in

Landmark Supreme Court decision the penalties doctrine lives on (in a new guise)
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2015

Today the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom handed down a landmark decision in which Clifford Chance acted, confirming that the centuries-old

Mistake and rectification of contracts: two recent cases
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2010

Two recent cases have highlighted when the court will allow rectification of a contract following mistake

Bonds and guarantees: back to basics?
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

Bonds and guarantees play a key role in construction contracts, but they are also rather complex instruments whose consequences depend on their terms

Gross negligence in construction contracts - law and practice
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2015

The starting point has remained the same for almost 200 years: the tort of gross negligence is not a concept that is recognised by English law

Recovering wasted management costs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd 2015 EWHC 1969 (TCC)
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2015

In this case, the court found that there was no overriding obligation on the council (PCC) to act in good faith when awarding service points, but

Contract drafting: Court of Appeal decision on incorporation of terms of contract and contract interpretation
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2015

The importance of clearly setting out the requirements of each party in a formal contract has been emphasised in the recent case of Carbon Smart Ltd