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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

Good faith obligations in PFI contracts
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

Many private finance initiative projects are now well into their operational period and disputes about the construction phase are being replaced by

Construction briefing
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2015

1 October 2015 ushers in a number of legal changes which affect construction businesses operating in the UK. We have provided brief highlights of

Hello, Consumer Rights Act, goodbye CDM co-ordinators and.... here comes the Small Business Commissioner
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2015

On 1 October the majority of the Consumer Rights Act comes into force, as scheduled, and on 5 October, on unfinished construction projects where a

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

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

Parent Company Guarantees - is there an alternative?
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2013

Parent company guarantees are a common feature of construction and engineering projects. Their purpose is simple: to provide one party with security

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

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

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