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Careless claims can lead to fraud proceedings

Fraud is a hard allegation to prove, but can be a devastatingly successful legal argument.

Meaning and effect of the expression “subject to contract”

People often use technical legal terms, but don’t always understand their effect.

When a stipulation for a written contract may be overridden by events

Every year, confusion caused by inappropriate letters of intent drags people into court, with surprising consequences.

Can a building regulations certifier be sued in tort by the occupier of a defective building?

The inspector deliberately certified as safe a building with serious fire risks – what happened next?

Concept of good faith in contracts

In a David v Goliath struggle, 550 sub-postmasters took on the Post Office – and won.

Identity of contracting parties – again

So many disputes spring from initial carelessness in identifying who your contracting party is.

Meaning of “Practical Completion”

How important is the certifier’s judgement?

Second Adjudication of the same matter

When is a second claim more than just a repeat of an earlier application?

Will Brexit frustrate commercial contracts?

An EU government agency argued that its lease will be “frustrated” and “illegal” after Brexit – how did the Court of Appeal respond?

Is there an implied right to suspend?

Construction site

A thorough review of this old question, and a very clear answer.