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S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited  EWCA Civ 2448
Case: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited v AMEC (BCS) Limited  EWCA Civ 2222
Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd v City & County of Swansea  EWHC 2192 (TCC)
In the 2017 case of North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes, the TCC held that the prevention principle did not apply and any right to an extension of time was wiped out because of concurrent delay caused by North Midland. The TCC held that the concurrency delay exclusion did not set time ‘at large’ and the prevention principle did not affect the enforceability of such a clause.
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited  EWHC 1577 (TCC)
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited  EWHC 1763 (TCC).
A former employee of Mulberry who refused to sign a standard contract clause assigning copyright in her work to Mulberry has lost her appeal this week to the EAT.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust Limited and others v Lakehouse Contracts Limited and others  EWHC 558 (TCC)
The second reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19 (“the Bill”) has been postponed to 15 June 2018.
A project monitor is responsible for checking the progress and quality of construction works on behalf of a funder and making recommendations based on the drawdown requests. The Court of Appeal recently considered the duty of care owed by a project monitor, causation and contributory negligence in the case of Lloyds Bank Plc v McBains Cooper Consulting Ltd  EWCA Civ 452.
Sarah Wilson, partner at commercial law firm Watson Burton, throws the spotlight on the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2018 – and the impact it could make for contractors and subcontractors.
MLS (Overseas) Limited v The Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 3389 (TCC)
Comment on Grove v S&T (UK) Ltd  TCC (27 February 2018)
In the case of Systems Pipework Ltd v Rotary Building Services  the TCC strictly upheld the final account provisions in a sub-contract.
On 1 January 2017, the new Building Regulation R came into force which now requires those developing new buildings or carrying out major renovations on existing buildings to provide “in-building physical infrastructure” for high-speed internet access i.e. 30 Mbps or above.