NEC3: The Time Bar on Compensation for Contractors

Compensation events Provided the contractor is not at fault, compensation events give the contractor a right to a claim for compensation. The contractor may be compensated for the effect the event has on the Prices, the Completion Date, or a Key Date. The list of...

A Nod To Novation – Part Two

This is the second entry into my two- part series on Novation, where I look into some more must-know case law for anyone seeking to novate. When has a Novation taken place? An area of much dispute is whether or not the Novation actually took place. It is sometimes...

Ad Hoc Adjudication & How It Affects Residential Occupiers

For those of you who are familiar with adjudication procedure, you will know that pursuant to section 106 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Act”), adjudication will not apply to a construction contract which relates to operations on a...

Landlord Remedies When The Tenant Defaults

Introduction All too frequently, a Tenant breaches its obligations under the Lease and Landlords approach us seeking advice on what remedies are available to them and how to action such remedies. This article will provide a brief overview of some of the remedies...

A Nod To Novation – Avoiding The Pitfalls Part One

Even given my short exposure to Construction Law, it has become clear that novation is a complex topic with little coverage and a good deal of room for error. This article, the first of two on the topic, intends to outline some of the common areas of dispute and...