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Construction & Engineering

A stitch in time.....

Standard terms and conditions should be a key document for any business, but particularly for those working on construction projects. Although express (written) terms do not necessarily constitute all of the relevant terms of the agreement and in some circumstances the courts will imply terms into a contract, a written contract between the parties helps to avoid uncertainty.

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Construction & Engineering

Working for free can be costly!

Every so often, cases crop up concerning professionals who unwittingly find that they are accused of being responsible for negligent advice or conduct in circumstances where they did not envisage they could be liable. Here, I review a couple of cases which might have you feeling some sympathy towards these generous types – but perhaps not their insurers, obviously!

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Construction & Engineering

A spring board not a hammock?

One of the significant deterrents to resolving construction disputes through the courts is the cost of doing so, and this begins prior to the issue of proceedings thanks to the Pre-action Protocol on Construction and Engineering Disputes (‘PAP’), introduced in October 2000. The PAP has just been overhauled, which ought to be to the benefit of potential claimants.

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