Case Updates

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: 76

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27
Jul
2015

Construction case: Harding (t/a MJ Harding Contractors) v Paice [2014] EWHC 3824 (TCC)

Justin Mendelle, head of construction at Sharpe Pritchard, looks at a recent case which highlights the importance that employers ensure payment applications considered to be wrongly valued, are corrected as soon as possible. Background Harding as the claimant building contractor, entered into a building contract with the defendant developers Paice, to construct two residential houses….

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24
Jul
2015

Construction case: ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College [2014] EWHC 4007 (TCC)

Justin Mendelle, head of construction at Sharpe Pritchard, discusses a recent case that highlights the importance of employers serving timely payment or pay less notices. Post Views: 159

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15
Apr
2015

Bouygues E&S Contracting UK Ltd v VITAL Energi Utilities Ltd [2014] CSOH 115

Justin Mendelle, partner and head of construction, looks at how a recent case highlights the difficulties of overturning an adjudicator’s decision. Post Views: 73

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