Legal Team

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...

Lessons Learnt From My First Witness Statement

Lessons I Have Learnt From Drafting My First Witness Statement! There are so many stages in life that we go through, many of which are ticked off our bucket/goals list. The stage of growing up, getting to university, graduating, starting the new job in the big city,...

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Unforseen Ground Conditions Meets Suits!

Introduction: As a Quantity Surveyor, the aim at project commencement was always the same. Find the balance between keeping the client satisfied and achieving a successful commercial outcome. Few events could jeopardise these outcomes like unforeseen ground...

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Lease Extensions For Flats

What is it? A tenant of a leasehold residential flat has a statutory right to a new lease under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993). This is commonly referred to as a ‘lease extension’. The term of the new lease will be for a term...

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