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JCT DB 2011: loss and expense

United Kingdom - September 7 2011 No doubt you have spotted that the title for this series of articles has changed

Trust expenses: capital or income?

United Kingdom - January 5 2012 In these straitened economic times, many trustees are worried about preserving their trust funds, and are concerned to reduce their liabilities

JCT Design and Build Contract 2011: payment

United Kingdom - March 21 2012 In this article we explore the basic payment regime under the JCT DB 2011, and highlight the key changes from the JCT Design and Build Contract 2005

Directors competing in breach of fiduciary duty

United Kingdom - April 30 2008 In the absence of express clauses in a contract of employment or service agreement, it can be very difficult to prevent an employee from leaving and competing with their former employer

Email acceptance of offer

United Kingdom - March 26 2010 There is no authority to say whether an email acceptance is effective when it arrives or at the time when the offeror could reasonably have been expected to read it

RPA abandons online-only BPS claims system for 2015

United Kingdom - March 24 2015 The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) announced last week that they are going to re-launch the process for farmers to claim EU subsidy payments, reverting

New construction Regulations in force from 6 April

United Kingdom - March 24 2015 On 6 April 2015, the new CDM Regulations 2015 (the "Regulations") will come into force. The Regulations set out the legal duties for the safe

A bind need not binding when bound (by agreement)

United Kingdom - March 24 2015 Although a couple of months old, the case of Leslie v Farrar Construction Limited 2015 EWHC 58 (TCC) is of note as a stark example of how an

Aspen Insurance UK Limited v Adana Construction Limited

United Kingdom - March 23 2015 Contractors' combined liability insurance policies typically provide both public liability and product liability cover. In Aspen v Adana (2015), the

Campaigners for beach to be registered as a town or village green left high and dry

United Kingdom - March 23 2015 The Supreme Court has recently held that a beach within a harbour should not be registered as a town or village green. The decision in R (Newhaven