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BPE Construction & Engineering Team’s News – July 2014

June was another strange month for the BPE Construction & Engineering Team. In between slaving away in the office during the “heat wave” we were out and about as usual:

  • Jon cycled from Luxembourg to Budapest for Footprints Foundation. Do check our website for Jon’s entertaining blog entries.
  • Katie had her final ILEX exams (which we are sure she will have passed with flying colours)
  • Anna had a well-earned holiday
  • Steve did none of the above but worked like a dog in our absence!

Back in the office (that would be Steve, the rest of us weren’t here!) we’ve been kept on our toes considering issues such as:

  • Disputes on contracts where not all the intended parties to the contract actually signed the written document
  • Demands on our clients to remedy defects outside of the DLP
  • Just how complex can a Party Wall Act dispute really be?
  • Can a litigant in person give oral evidence of fact at trial without having first filed and served a written witness statement?
  • What are our client’s rights against the court itself when the court has banked cheques for court fees for several applications but failed to deal with those applications and now the matter has settled?

So…. onto business….

You can read the articles by following the links below:

Fidic Rocks my world: an update on extensions of time in FIDIC following Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v AG of Gibraltar 

Whats in a name?: an update on the Court’s approach to “mistakes” following Liberty Mercian Ltd v Cuddy Civil Engineering Ltd

Location, location, location: an update on which adjudication scheme could apply to your dispute following Laker Vent Engineering v Jacobs E&C Limited

Cutting through the legalese: "arbitration"

My Perfect Sunday: Mark Ryan, Managing Director of Gloucestershire Airport


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These notes have been prepared for the purpose of an article only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. 

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