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Contract Law - Unforeseen ground conditions and claim notices

United Kingdom - December 15 2015 Allseas UK Ltd (“AUK”) was engaged as the Principal Contractor by Total E&P UK Limited (“Total”) to carry out both the offshore and onshore…

Ross Campbell

Construction top 3 cases for January 2016

United Kingdom - January 15 2016 Prior to 1 October 2011, the adjudication and payment regime in the Construction Act applied to written construction contracts only. This changed on…

Contract interpretation and the duty to act in good faith

United Kingdom - August 14 2015 In this recent case, the TCC considered the fundamentals of contract interpretation and an implied duty to act in good faith. In 2004, Portsmouth City…

Litigation: when and how a court might revisit a judgment

United Kingdom - May 14 2015 It's extremely rare that a court will have cause to revisit or revise a decision. However, in a small percentage of cases, a judge might be minded to…

The importance of carefully worded security instruments: is it an on demand bond or a guarantee?

United Kingdom - September 15 2015 Bonds and guarantees are forms of security. The security is provided by a third party so in a typical arrangement, A contracts with B but A also…