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PFI ‘Health Checks’: The latest proposal to manage PFI expiry risk

United Kingdom - January 12 2022 On 16 December 2021, the PFI Centre of Excellence within the Infrastructure and Project Authority (“IPA”) issued its Phase 1 PFI Expiry Health and…

How to avoid PFI contract expiry risks

United Kingdom - September 1 2021 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects tend to be long-term, usually lasting for a period of 25 years or more. There is an active secondary market…

A final account problem - JSM Construction v Western Power

United Kingdom - March 11 2021 The final account is normally a wrap-up of the contractor’s valid claims for extra payment. It’s particularly helpful if claims were not s…

S&T v Grove [2018]: Smash and grab lives on

United Kingdom - January 25 2019 Legal commentators forecast the demise of ‘smash and grab’ adjudications following the first instance decision in Grove v S&T. Upholding that decision…

Risky business: Offshore drilling and using force majeure as an exit route

United Kingdom - September 20 2018 A contract can be a long term commitment. Over the course of a contract, circumstances change. Force majeure clauses generally allow parties…