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Hot off the press – Adjudicator’s decision enforced in Ireland
On 26 January 2021, a judgement was handed down in the Irish High Court to enforce an Adjudicator’s decision made pursuant to the Construction Contracts Act 2013 (“the Act”).
Coronavirus: Court refuses to stop an Adjudication
The Technology and Construction Court has just handed down its first decision in relation to coronavirus and construction adjudication – so naturally time for an opportunistic article.
Coronavirus: Dealing with it under JCT
Following on from an earlier article I published on dealing with Coronavirus under NEC, this is a companion article on dealing with it under JCT. You should note from the outset that the JCT and NEC approaches are very different. So, if you have some...
Coronavirus: Dealing with it under NEC
It now looks likely that the UK construction industry will be adversely affected by the outbreak of coronavirus / COVID 19. It is therefore important for parties to NEC contracts to be aware of how the contract deals with this event. This article sets out, in a...
New Amendments to NEC4 Contracts
NEC has just published a series of amendments to its NEC4 suite of contracts. The detailed amendments made to each contract can be download in full via the link below. Don’t panic. Most of the changes seem to be typo corrections and terminology tweaks –...
Liquidated Damages… In about 300 Words
Liquidated damages are very common in the construction industry, so it is important to understand what they are and when the courts will enforce them.
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