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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

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

Can a party recover its legal costs in adjudication?
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2016

There is a developing trend in adjudication for parties to seek recovery of their legal costs. In most circumstances, this will not succeed, but

Contract practice points over the past nine months
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2016

The key to resolving most disputes often lies in establishing what the contract between the parties means. As a result there is a steady stream of

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

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

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

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

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

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