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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

Gross negligence in construction contracts - law and practice
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) 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

Contract interpretation - 10 things you need to know
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2015

A common cause of disputes in EPC Contracts can be conflicting or ambiguous wording in the contract. The process of agreeing the terms of an EPC

Top three construction cases: June 2016
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 16 2016

A case examining a dispute as to when there has been a full and final settlement agreement between the contractual parties of the final account

How effective are ‘anti-oral variation’ clauses?
  • EdwinCoe LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 14 2017

As the UK moves closer and closer to the triggering of Article 50, the impacts of Brexit on the construction industry (including concerns over labour

Is there a general principle of good faith under English law?
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2016

Many jurisdictions expressly include in their civil codes references to the concept of good faith in commercial dealings. In that context, an

Court of Appeal confirms the conventional operation of extension of time provisions
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

The Court of Appeal in Carillion Construction Limited v EMCOR Engineering Services Limited 2017 EWCA Civ 65 has confirmed that the industry-wide

Negotiations and the conclusion of a contract
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2017

The High Court has recently given judgment in a case where the parties failed to reach agreement on the terms of a commercial contract. C V Buchan

Fraud and Performance Securities
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2017

Performance securities are an everyday feature of construction and engineering projects. It is increasingly common to see calls on performance

General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before