Stevens & Bolton Construction Law Update 2019

Stevens & Bolton Construction Law Update 2019

Stevens & Bolton Construction Law Update 2019

Members of our Construction and Engineering team recently provided a construction law update which was captured on video. To view the video, please select the links below.

Video timeline

As the above video runs just over an hour, you may want to use the following timeline to jump to a particular point of interest:

  • :56 - Stephen Rockhill speaks about the importance of parties setting out their agreement in a formal written contract and the case of Williams Tarr Construction Limited v Anthony Roylance Ltd [2018] EWHC 2339.
  • 9:40 - Stephen explores liquidated damages and the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 230.
  • 15:10 - Lauren Melnyk discusses the case of Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and other Companies where the judge gave a useful summary of practical completion.
  • 20:35 - Lauren speaks about another practical completion case of University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group Ltd in which the Courts looked at the intention of the parties, the ordinary meaning of the words used in the contract and the purpose of the building to identify whether practical completion has been achieved.
  • 24:36 - Gwilym Evans discusses and compares two decisions on implied clauses and the importance of pre-contract negotiations and interim contracts with Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v Sarens (Uk) Ltd [2018] EWHC 751 at 26:45 and Arcadis Consulting (Uk) Ltd v Amec (BSC) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2222 at 30:27.
  • 34:40 - Kimberley Eyssell talks all things Adjudication including the widely reported Court of Appeal case S & T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited [2018] at 36:15 on smash and grab adjudications.
  • 47:42 - Kimberley discusses enforcement of adjudication decisions and the case of Grandlane Developments Limited v Skymist Holdings Limited [2019] EWHC 747 (TCC) and;
  • At 52:12 the case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygunat Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWHC 277 TCC which demonstrated how fraud by itself will not necessarily be enough to resist enforcement.
  • 59:27 - Christopher Lamb discusses the case of Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) which covers an insolvent parties entitlement to adjudicate a dispute in circumstances where there is a cross claim.

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