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Strike-it unlucky: negligence liability for damage affecting services

Australia, Singapore - September 21 2018 It is all-too-common for a contractor or a subcontractor, whilst excavating, to strike an underground service such as a power cable or a water pipe...

Julian Bailey, Karim Mariey, Alice McDonnell, Michael Turrini.

Particularly onerous or unusual contract terms: parties have wide freedom to agree

United Kingdom - July 11 2018 In Goodlife Foods Limited v Hall Fire Protection Limited 2018 EWCA Civ 1371 the English Court of Appeal held that a "stringent" limitation of...

Julian Bailey, Ralph Goodchild, Michael Turrini.

Med-Arb: NSW case highlights the importance of strict compliance with the relevant legislation

Australia - June 29 2018 In the recent case of Ku-ring-gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd ("Ku-ring-gai v Ichor") the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Australia) was...

Julian Bailey, Sarah Hudson, Alice McDonnell, Michael Turrini.

Performance bonds: making a compliant demand for payment

Australia, United Kingdom - June 5 2018 In Santos Limited v BNP Paribas 2018 QSC 105, the Supreme Court of Queensland held that in determining whether a demand for payment complied with...

Julian Bailey, Cameron Cuffe, Michael Turrini.

Informal Variations a Change in Approach

United Kingdom - May 31 2018 In a significant change to English law, the UK Supreme Court has held that English law "should and does give effect to a contractual provision...

Julian Bailey, Alice McDonnell, Michael Turrini.