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...

My First Mediation

Less than five months into my role at Silver Shemmings Ash and I am already sitting at a mediation table, putting my skills into practice! In simple terms, mediation is a way of resolving disputes that involves an impartial third party, without the need to go to...

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Rent Review Provisions – A View From Both Sides

Over the past few weeks I have been studying the contents of a lease and how to make the provisions more favourable to both a tenant and a landlord. This week I learnt how to analyse the rent review provisions in a lease from both a landlord’s and a tenant’s...

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