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Electronic Disclosure – New pitfalls for litigants

West African Gas Pipeline Company –v- Willbros [2012] CILL TCC. Ramsey J
West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAG CO) engaged Willbros’ subsidiary to build a …

Construction site management leads to director disqualification

HSE v Laxmi Developments Limited and Madhaparia
FACTS
Vijay Madhaparia was the manager at Laxmi Developments Limited which was developing a building site at Mellow Close, …

Employer-nominated adjudicator clauses challenged

Sprunt Limited –v- Camden LBC [2011] EWHC3199, TCC Akenhead J also (2011) CILL
Facts
Sprunt was an architect’s firm, which entered into a Framework Agreement with …

Official NEC Guidance on the production of Works Information

NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Works Information Guidance, January 2012
There are 6 distinct Documents in the NEC scheme:

Form of Agreement;
Conditions of Contracts;
Contract Data;
Prices/Activities Schedule/Bill …

Bias and Manipulation of Adjudicators

Lanes Group –v- Galliford Try (CILL); [2011] EWCA CIV 1617, Court of Appeal
Facts

Galliford Try had the main contract to refurbish the Inverness Train Maintenance …

Failure of unjust enrichment argument

Costello –v- MacDonald [2011] BLR 544 Court of Appeal
Mr and Mrs Costello owned some land and wanted to develop it with 8 new houses.  …

Contract Formation. Contributory Negligence in Contract Disputes

Trevor Bassett Holdings –v- ADT Fire and Security [2011] BLR 661.TCC
Trebor Bassett decided to expand their sweetie factory in Pontefract and asked ADT for …

Can an Adjudicator recover his fees where he has produced an invalid decision?

Systech –v- Harrington Contractors CLL (2011) Technology and Construction Court
Harrington was working on 3 major projects, including Wembley Stadium, and in each case sub-contracted …