Lindy patterson bw 2017

Conditions precedent in building contracts


What are conditions precedent meant to require from a contractor in a claim for extra time or money?

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Martin vs McLaren Construction Ltd

2019-09-12T05:00:00+01:00By Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery considers an unsuccessful call on a personal guarantee

victoria peckett 2017 bw

Construction contract mistakes: That wasn’t quite what we meant


When rectifying contracts to fix drafting mistakes, what happens if the parties disagree on what was meant?

Katherine Evans BW 2018

Solar panels have a right to light


Overshadowing of solar panels has been ruled to be a material consideration in planning

Tony bingham 2017 bw web

Reverse VAT is a backwards step


Reverse-charge VAT is an awful idea – subcontractors depend on the taxation time-line delay to ease their cash flow

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Legal: Beware the adjudication time bar

2019-08-29T05:00:00+01:00By Rachel Todd

The first court decision to apply the NEC time bar for non-Construction Act disputes is revealing

Stephanie canham landscape

Force majeure: Use with caution


Liability exclusion or force majeure clauses don’t always work as intended, so draft your contract carefully, says Stephanie Canham

Robert akenhead bw 2017

Legal: A contract means what it says


Robert Akenhead explains how a literal interpretation of wording sent a contractor’s argument off the rails in a case on disallowed costs

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Parent companies beware: you may still be liable

2019-08-22T05:00:00+01:00By Tom Pemberton and Volkan Palanci

A cautionary tale for companies with subsidiaries operating overseas

Simon lewis new bw 2017

A new model for mediation?

2019-08-21T05:00:00+01:00By Simon Lewis

Hot on the heels of TeCSA’s low-cost mediation service, the CIC has included a fixed-fee option in its new model agreement

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