Suzanne Reeves

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Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd (t/a Galliford Try Rail) [2011] EWCA Civ 1617

United Kingdom - January 17 2012 This Court of Appeal case concerned conjoined appeals in three separate actions from 2011 concerning an adjudication decision (see the previous cases between the parties: [2011] EWHC 1234 (TCC) (07 April 2011), [2011] EWHC 1035 (TCC) (19 April 2011), [2011] EWHC 1679 (TCC) (06 July 2011)).

Costello and another v MacDonald and others [2011] EWCA Civ 930

United Kingdom - January 17 2012 The building contractor in this case had entered into a building contract with an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle company).

Profile Projects Ltd v Elmwood (Glasgow) Ltd [2011] ScotCS CSOH 64

United Kingdom - January 17 2012 The Scottish Court of Session (somewhat surprisingly) followed the earlier decision of Bridgeway v Tolent rather than the more recent Yuanda v WW Gear case and held that the clause requiring the referring party to pay the whole costs of adjudication, including both parties’ costs and the adjudicators’ expenses did not fall foul of section 108 of the Construction Act.

Golden Ocean Group Ltd. v Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 56 (Comm)

United Kingdom - January 17 2012 In this shipping case the Court held that negotiations by email and related documents could arguably amount to a guarantee for the purposes of the Statute of Frauds 1677, even though no hard copy of the final form of guarantee was signed.

Jenson & Anor v Faux [2011] EWCA Civ 423

United Kingdom - January 17 2012 The Court of Appeal confirmed that substantial renovations to a property will not fall within section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972.