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Shake up on the application of liquidated damages clauses following termination of a construction contract

United Kingdom - March 18 2019 Most construction contracts will contain a clause which requires the contractor to pay a rate of ‘pre-agreed’ delay damages (“liquidated damages”) to…

Guidance for Contracting Authorities when considering Abnormally Low Tenders

United Kingdom - August 3 2016 The recent case of F P McCann Limited v The Department for Regional Development [2016] NICh 12 provides helpful guidance to contracting authorities…

Katharine Rutherford

Waiver and Estoppel: Working with contractors to resolve issues - case comment

United Kingdom - July 14 2016 Cornwall Council (the "Council") is severely let down by the service provided by BT Cornwall Limited ("BTC"). This was the verdict following the case…

£10 million pound block of flats to be torn down after it was built in London without planning permission

United Kingdom - July 1 2016 A block of flats worth £10 million pounds is to be demolished after it was built in London without planning permission. Headlines like this have made…

John Bosworth

Contracting authorities - don't forget to publish your payment statistics

United Kingdom - April 14 2016 Pay your suppliers within 30 days of invoice or risk being named and shamed by your own statistics! This is the underlying capability of Regulation…

Katharine Rutherford