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Construction & Engineering

The tale of cinema design which had a stellar cast but no script

In the recent case of Freeborn & Goldie -v- Mr Daniel Marcal t/a Dan Marcal Architects the architect was found liable for damages to clients by whom he had been retained to design and project manage the construction of a new cinema in their London home. The case considers scope of retainer, duty of care and measure of damages but importantly turned on the evidence of fact, in respect of which Mr Marcal’s case was woefully lacking.

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Construction & Engineering

The similarity between building works and dogs

It is hardly surprising that “practical completion” is one of our most covered topics, with the common theme being the lack of clear definition of “practical completion”. The matter has come up again most recently in Mears Limited -v- Costplan Services (South East) Limited which related to the interaction between an Agreement for Lease and the certification of Practical Completion under a building contract.

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Construction & Engineering

That’s enough LADs: Court of Appeal concludes that liquidated damages may not be recoverable after termination

In this article, Anna Wood reports on the Court of Appeal’s decision in Triple Point Technology Inc -v- PTT Public Company Ltd which was handed down in early March 2019 and gave clarity on the enforceability of liquidated damages clauses after the contract has been terminated.

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