The adjudication war on valuations

Adjudication war on valuations

A useful reminder in the adjudication war on valuations The Court of Appeal recently threw out a claim that summary judgement should not be enforced because the adjudicator had decided issues in a second decision which had already been in dispute and decided in an earlier decision. The case of Waldeck Associates Ltd v Decomo […]

Inevitable damage is not an accident

Inevitable damage is not an accident

Damage to and the eventual demolition of an accommodation block In publishing its decision in the case of Leeds Beckett University v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd [2017] EWHC 588 earlier this month the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) gave some useful guidance on what might be classed as accidental damage and what is gradual wear […]

Don’t help out the neighbours! (conclusion)

Court of Appeal upholding the Technology and Construction Court’s decision

You might not expect a court action as a result of helping a friend… Part one dealt with the Court of Appeal upholding the Technology and Construction Court’s decision in the case of Lejonvarn v Burgess and another [2017] EWCA Civ 254, with a resulting maximum claim value of £265,000. Don’t help out the neighbours! (Part one) […]

Don’t help out the neighbours! (part one)

Court of Appeal upholding the Technology and Construction Court’s decision

A “cautionary tale” – the Technology and Construction Court Don’t help out the neighbours! Or if you do, do it with at least professional skill and care, is the sad but not really unexpected conclusion you have to come to from the Court of Appeal upholding the Technology and Construction Court’s decision in the case of Lejonvarn […]

NEC4 – a new generation?

NEC4 information for the construction sector

Evolution rather than revolution At the SCL Conference held last month the drafters of the NEC contract form announced the forthcoming release of “the next generation of NEC contracts – NEC4”. We were told NEC4 is evolution rather than revolution. In terms of the drafting of the core clauses we can get excited by having […]