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English Court of Appeal: The valuation of omitted works should not account for any breach of contract
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 29 2014

This is the second case between MT Hojgaard AS ("MTH") and E.ON concerning the construction of the Robin Rigg East offshore wind farm in the Solway


Fitness for purpose obligations take precedence over specification
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2014

In the recent case in the English High Court of MT Hojgaard v E. ON1, it was held that a fitness for purpose obligation in a construction contract


Basic principles of liquidated damages
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2010

In this newsletter we explore some of the important principles behind liquidated damages under English law


Is the credit crunch an event of force majeure or frustration?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2009

We have received a number of enquiries in recent months about the extent to which contractors can argue that a construction contract should be renegotiated (or even terminated) to take into account the increased cost, or reduced availability, of finance for major projects as a result of the global financial crisis


Excluding liability for consequential loss and loss of profits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

In construction and engineering projects, the financial consequences of a breach of contract may be considerable in the worst case an employer may suffer extensive losses, including loss of profits, loss of business and loss of revenue


How to terminate contracts effectively
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2013

On 10th October 2013 the Technology & Construction Court, a division of the English High Court, decided the case of SABIC v PLL and SCL. The case


Recovering losses incurred in settlement of a third party claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 30 2011

Under the usual principles of causation, in order to be successful in its claim before a court or tribunal, the claimant has to demonstrate that there has been a breach of contract and that that breach caused the claimant loss andor damage, and has to prove the quantification of that loss


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


A significant new decision: Walter Lilly v Mackay July 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2012

In a major judgment published on 11 July 2012, Walter Lilly v. Mackay, Mr Justice Akenhead, the judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court in London ("TCC") has given guidance on a number of important issues in construction law


Direct or indirect loss?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2011

Construction contracts often contain a provision excluding liability for indirect and consequential loss, but the distinction between direct loss and indirectconsequential loss can be a confusing one