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Termination clauses - can they escape your notice?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2016

In Vinergy International (PVT) Limited v Richmond Mercantile Limited FZC (2016) the Court considered to what extent parties exercising their common


Knocked out on penalties
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2016

WITH Euro 2016 in full swing at the time of writing, the rule against penalties may sound like a dream come true for any die hard England fan. Indeed


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


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


Gross negligence in construction contracts - law and practice
  • Eversheds
  • 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


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


Conditions precedent and force majeure - Scottish Power UK Plc v BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd & Others 2015 EWHC 2658 (Comm)
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2015

A dispute arose over the shutdown of the production of natural gas from the Andrew Field in the North Sea. One of the preliminary issues that Mr


Good faith obligations under NEC3
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2014

Parties to NEC3 contracts must act in a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation. We consider what that means under English law and in other


Top three construction cases: June 2016
  • Eversheds
  • 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


On the continuing importance of finalising a contract.
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

Certainty is a great thing but construction projects are often carried out without an executed contract in place. If there is a dispute that ends up