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event: First Friday Club

03 May 19
First Friday Club

Watson Burton LLP in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to welcome you to First Friday Club.

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legal alert: Payment before true valuation adjudication: Davenport Builders v Greer on S&T v Grove

28 Mar 19

Further to our previous article commenting on the importance of the recent Court of Appeal Decision in S&T v Grove to “smash and grab” adjudications, the Technology and Construction Court has now applied that Decision and commented in particular on the need to pay a smash and grab award before a true valuation adjudication can be commenced.

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legal alert: Green light for “true value” adjudications: Court of Appeal upholds Grove decision

03 Jan 19

S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2448

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legal alert: The dangers of using letters of intent

06 Nov 18

Case: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited v AMEC (BCS) Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2222

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legal alert: New TCC guidance on “no greater liability” clauses in collateral warranties

11 Oct 18

Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd v City & County of Swansea [2018] EWHC 2192 (TCC)

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legal alert: Court of Appeal upholds TCC decision regarding concurrency and prevention

08 Aug 18

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.

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legal alert: Can NEC interim assessments be revisited? Yes, they can.

02 Aug 18

Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited [2018] EWHC 1577 (TCC)

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legal alert: When can an Employer appoint itself as Project Manager?

26 Jul 18

Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited [2017] EWHC 1763 (TCC).

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legal alert: Philosophical belief and sanctity of copyright

23 Jul 18

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.

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legal alert: NEC4 Alliance Contract – An Overview

18 Jul 18

The NEC has recently launched the much anticipated NEC4 Alliance Contract. Below we provide a brief overview.

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legal alert: Landmark judgment on a sub-contractor's entitlement to project insurance

15 May 18

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust Limited and others v Lakehouse Contracts Limited and others [2018] EWHC 558 (TCC)

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legal alert: Retention deposit scheme bill delayed

02 May 18

The second reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19 (“the Bill”) has been postponed to 15 June 2018.

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legal alert: The new Building Regulation R – High Speed Broadband

10 Feb 17

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.

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