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Common mistakes in choice of law and jurisdiction clauses

September 22 2015 It is very common for non English commercial counterparties to decide that a contract should be governed by English law. The English courts are very…

The Consumer Rights Act 2015: what retailers need to know

November 10 2015 Readers will be aware of the trumpeting surrounding the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) which came into force on 1 October 2015. It aims to bring the…

Reasonable Care v. Fitness for Purpose

February 27 2018 At first glance, one may assume that a case concerning offshore windfarms would be of little interest to developers outside the energy sector. However…

Who should pay for replacing flammable cladding?

March 23 2018 The first case on liability for flammable cladding provides little comfort to lessees seeking to recover the costs of repair. The call by a first…

Arbitration awards – time frames and delays

September 24 2015 Under the new LCIA Rules 2014, one of the aims is to increase the speed and efficiency of arbitrations. However, arbitration awards can take a long…

Is the project monitor to blame?

March 23 2018 The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in a long running dispute concerning the duties owed by a project monitor. Lloyds Bank Plc v McBains…

Why future cities will be smart

March 23 2018 Cities are the future, and future cities will be smart. Urbanisation is one of the continuing trends of the twenty first century. In 1800, just 2% of…

Terminating PFI contracts: What it really costs

March 23 2018 At the Labour Party Conference last year, John McDonnell raised the idea that public sector bodies could provide better value for money in certain…

Who should pay for replacing flammable cladding?

March 23 2018 The first case on liability for flammable cladding provides little comfort to lessees seeking to recover the costs of repair. The call by a first…

The right to adjudicate - Interpretation of ‘excluded operations’

March 16 2018 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Act) grants the right to refer disputes relating to construction operations to…