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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


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


Letters of intent recent cases
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

Letters of intent often form the foundation for construction works, but they also often form the basis for disputes


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


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


Liquidated damages clauses unenforceable as penalties
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2010

In our last newsletter we discussed the basic principles of liquidated damages clauses


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


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


Contractual notices: defeating the prevention principle
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2009

In last month's Construction Disputes Avoidance Newsletter we considered the operation of the prevention principle, what it means for time to be 'at large' under a construction contract, and how a time at large situation can be avoided by a properly drafted extension of time clause