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I don’t think that means what you think it means! - the Supreme Court’s approach to contract interpretation

November 6 2017 In March this year, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment that has quickly become the final piece of a triumvirate of statements on the common law…

Beware the Articles of Association - all articles must work together!

April 5 2022 The High Court has held that a company which adopted the Model Articles with slight modifications was unable to properly conduct business, having only…

Costain Limited v Tarmac Holdings Limited [2017] EWHC 319 (TCC)

September 13 2017 “This is an application by the defendant to stay these proceedings pursuant to section 9(1) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”). However…

125 obs (nominees 1) v lend lease construction (Europe) ltd & Others [2017] EWHC 25 (TCC)

September 19 2017 When panes of glass started to fall from 125 Old Broad Street onto the pavement in the heart of the City of London, it was clear that…

Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67

November 3 2017 A recent case has seen the Supreme Court Justices overturn more than 30 years of settled law on the legal test for dishonesty. The case of Ivey v…

An Introduction to the Building Safety Act 2022

June 28 2022 The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) received Royal Assent in April 2022. The BSA focuses on the safety of ‘higher-risk buildings’ from design stage…

The Courts Strengthen the Benefit of Construction Collateral Warranties in Two Recent Cases

June 28 2022 In this case, the manager of a block of apartments, Orchard Plaza Management Company Ltd (“Orchard”), had been assigned the benefit of a collateral…

Tackling Teckal - does the new Procurement Bill adequately deal with the Teckal exemption?

June 27 2022 The Procurement Bill 2022 (the Bill) has been published and aims to reform the UK’s public procurement regime following its exit from the European…

Local authorities on track to more freedom to cut ties with Russian and Belarusian suppliers

June 24 2022 On 21 June, the House of Commons approved the Local Government (Exclusion of Non-commercial Considerations) (England) Order 2022 (“Order”), amending…

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

June 16 2022 Corporate Power Purchase Agreements…