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JCT DB 2011: loss and expense

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

How to exclude liability - drafting exclusion clauses

January 31 2014 Exclusion clauses come in many different forms: they might try to prevent or restrict the type of loss a party can claim in the event of a breach…

Directors – competing in breach of fiduciary duty

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.

Trust expenses: capital or income?

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

Defamation and qualified privilege: how far can a lawyer go?

March 16 2011 Lawyers act as agents for their clients like many other professionals.

RPA abandons online-only BPS claims system for 2015

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

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)

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

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

Do we really have to? Afraid so!

March 23 2015 Recently we have had several queries from clients and users of our procurement portal around the requirement at regulation 112 to publish contract…