Case Updates

6
Jun
2016

Case report: Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd and others [2016] EWHC 905 (TCC)

Background Carillion Construction Limited (Carillion), a contractor, entered into a JCT standard form building contract with contractor’s design with Rolls Development UK Ltd (Rolls) in June 2007, for the construction of the High Court’s Rolls Building in London.  The building contract contained typical provisions for the extension of time and liquidated damages in the event…

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4
May
2016

Case report: Lukoil Mid-East Ltd v Barclays Bank plc [2016] EWHC 166 (TCC)

Background Lukoil, an oil and gas company, entered into an agreement with Baker Hughes Asia Pacific Limited in 2011 to drill and complete 23 production wells in an oil field in South East Iraq. The estimated contract price was $142,300,680. As security for the performance of the contract, Baker Hughes provided an on-demand bank guarantee,…

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12
Apr
2016

Construction case update: Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd [2016] EWHC 168 (TCC)

Background Grove Developments Ltd employed Balfour Beatty to design and build a hotel and serviced apartments. The completion date was 22 July 2015 but the work had still not been completed by the hearing date. Post Views: 34

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17
Feb
2016

New brochure on our adjudication services

Sharpe Pritchard is unique in offering a dedicated unit specialising exclusively in the adjudication of construction disputes. You can now learn more about our experience and services in adjudication law by downloading our new brochure. Post Views: 27

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27
Jan
2016

Construction case update: Harding (t/a MJ Harding Contractors) v Paice and another [2015] EWCA Civ 1231

The case of Harding (t/a MJ Harding Contractors) v Paice and another [2015] EWCA Civ 1231 confirms the difference of approach between final accounts and interim payments. Post Views: 26

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14
Dec
2015

Purton (t/a Richwood Interiors) v Kilker Projects Limited [2015] EWHC 2624 (TCC)

This is one of the first reported cases that deals with oral construction contracts and the implications of the court’s decision on future cases. Post Views: 31

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6
Nov
2015

Construction case: Leeds City Council v Waco UK Ltd [2015] EWHC 1400 (TCC)

Juli Lau, associate in the Sharpe Pritchard Adjudication team look at a recent case that highlights the perils of failing to comply with contractual dates in respect of interim applications for payment. Post Views: 29

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5
Nov
2015

Construction case: Caledonian Modular Ltd v Mar City Developments Ltd [2015] EWHC 1855 (TCC)

Juli Lau in the Sharpe Pritchard Adjudication team and Uzma Raja highlight a recent case judgment and how it serves as a reminder to employers to be clear about the nature of payment applications, and associated documents, served on them and, if in doubt, to seek clarification from the contractor about the intended nature of the…

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12
Sep
2015

Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings (Ireland) Ltd [2014]

Background In this appeal, the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland considered the position of compensation events under the NEC3 Professional Services contract. The key question before the court was whether an instruction amounted to a change to the scope of the services and whether this was a compensation event. This gave rise to…

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28
Jul
2015

Construction case: Galliford Try Building Ltd v Estura Ltd [2015] EWHC 412 (TCC)

Justin Mendelle, head of construction at Sharpe Pritchard, discusses how a recent case makes clear that although a party is not allowed to re-adjudicate on a procedural matter, it will not be prevented from challenging the value of the works on the next application. Post Views: 59

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