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Guidance on contractor claims: extensions of time and loss and expense

February 4 2013 A very significant recent case, Walter Lilly v Mackay [2012] EWHC 1773 (TCC) has provided the construction industry with some much needed guidance…

Law applicable to a contract: why it is important

January 8 2013 When there is a dispute about the performance of a contract, one of the first issues that must be determined is which law applies to that contract…

Does an indemnity for costs in a commercial contract mean anything?

October 22 2012 Many commercial agreements contain clauses stating that one party is required to indemnify the other part for legal costs in the event of a breach of contract.

Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 (Regulations)

June 11 2013 On 16 March 2013 the new Regulations came into force, introducing new rules relating to payment periods, and the dates from which statutory interest…

Entire agreement clauses

July 19 2013 An entire agreement clause is a clause which tries to prevent the parties to a contract from claiming that statements made before they concluded the…

The complete guide to commercial agents

October 21 2013 If your business uses agents to promote or sell your products or if you are such an agent, you need to be aware of the Commercial Agents Regulations…

Twinmar - a clearer picture of repairing liabilities

October 15 2013 In the recent case of Twinmar Holdings Limited -v- Klarius UK Limited the High Court gave helpful guidance to Tenants on their responsibilities for…

Still swamped!

October 10 2013 The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has delayed its proposed revocation of the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations…

Update: charities, commercial property and business rates relief

October 7 2013 The recent economic climate has seen a growth in empty commercial premises; some of which remain empty for quite some time. The changes to the…

Working time: "welcome aboard, this is your captain sleeping!"

October 4 2013 The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has recently revealed that a 325 seat Airbus A330 belonging to a UK based carrier was discovered to be flying on…