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Construction & Engineering

ARTICLE UPDATED: LEGAL POSITION REVERSED - Nil by mouth - The enforceability of No Oral Modification clauses and what the MWB Business Exchange case means for construction

In July 2016, following a Court of Appeal Judgment I wrote an article reporting on the Court’s finding that anti-oral variation (or No Oral Modification) clauses were non-binding. On 16 May 2018, the Supreme Court over-turned the Court of Appeal decision, finding that No Oral Modification clauses are indeed binding.

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Construction & Engineering

Insolvency calls time on pursuing claims

Claims remain frequent in the construction industry, and so do insolvencies. In the wake of main contractor Carillion’s entry into liquidation, and rumours of forthcoming interest rate rises, it is worth looking at what effect different types of insolvency have on the ability to prosecute claims.

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Construction & Engineering

Adverse Weather

The construction industry is vulnerable to severe winter weather; considerable activity takes place outdoors or in structures that are not yet weatherproof, materials are transported by road and essential plant and machinery have to be operated in temperatures below freezing. Construction and engineering standard forms govern how severe weather will affect the parties’ rights and obligations.

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