Construction – a brave new world

Adam Aston, a senior associate in the construction and engineering legal team, examines the latest technologies in the industry and the legal questions they …

Contractual allocation of responsibility for concurrent delay


Can parties complain about risk allocation after the contract is agreed?

Interpretation, rectification and scope of works

Workman on site

Sub-contract arrangements – to what extent is the sub-contractor responsible?

Misrepresentation Act – the Court of Appeal view

Commercial Building

Misrepresentation Act strikes down a clause excluding liability.

Establishing a cap on liability during negotiations

Construction contract with hat

How important is it to agree limitation on liability as a contractual term?

Dangers in suspension of performance of a construction contract

Construction contract

A case of gross breach of contract vs the right to suspend work.

Why split trials can be a bad idea

How separating out issues, to simplify a dispute, back-fired on both sides.

Confusion in identifying the contracting party

What problems could negligence with paperwork cause?

Adjudication: the end of ‘Smash and Grab’?

The Court of Appeal upheld an employer’s right to evaluate a contractors application in a 2nd adjudication.

“No Oral Modification” clauses approved and enforced

An oral variation of a written payment obligation caused a clash between the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.