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Who owns the float?

20/07/2011 The issue regarding float comes down to the question of whether, if the Contractor has built float into his programme, the Employer should get the benefit of it even if any Employer-related delay occurs (such as variations/additional work being instructed).

The UK Bribery Act 2010 v Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977: how different are they and should your business be concerned?

23/04/2010 Although the new UK Bribery Act 2010 (the "Bribery Act") is similar in many respects to the existing anti-bribery provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended) ("FCPA"), overall, the Bribery Act is considered to be broader and more robust than the FCPA.

When are losses too remote to recover?

22/02/2010 It is well established that before a court will make an award of damages in relation to a breach of contract, it must be satisfied that the type of loss being claimed was considered a potential risk when the parties entered the contract.

Re-attaching executed signature pages – guidance

11/09/2009 Our e-update of 3 April 2009 referred to the recent Mercury case, which concerned the re-attachment of signature pages to modified deeds under English law.

Working north of the border – key differences between JCT and SBCC contracts

15/07/2011 The aim of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC) in its standard form contracts is to create as much uniformity across the UK as possible, adopting the JCT forms wherever possible.

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