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Damages instead of suspension?
Are damages always an effective alternative to suspension in public procurement?
Enforcing the adjudication of oral contracts
What problems could you face and is it better to go to court?
Unfair contract terms – exclusion clause upheld
Could thorough risk assessment and sound legal advice before contracts were signed have saved this business millions of pounds?
Damages for wrongful termination of professional appointment
How a dismissed contractor claimed for costs before building works had begun.
Stage payments under a construction contract – the Court of Appeal view
The requirement for an instalments regime did not necessitate payments to be evenly spaced.
Payments under a mistake of law – on appeal
Limitations on mistake of law claims were clarified.
Enforcement of an on demand guarantee
A guarantor promised to pay on demand “all monies as may fall due” – did this give the guarantor a defence that monies had not fallen due?
Adjudicating an oral contract – existence of contracts denied
If the parties cannot agree whether a contract exists or not, it may be cheaper and quicker to go to Court.