BlogPosts By 'Anna Wood'

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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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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