BlogPosts Tagged To The 'Construction & Engineering' Team

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

Top cases for project managers, employer’s agents and contract administrators – Part 2

This month we will look again at negligent certification, as well as highlighting key cases relating to schedules of payments, how to determine whether or not the works are practically complete and the tortious duties on professionals when they step over the boundary of legal support and into the realms of giving legal advice.

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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

Top cases for architects to consider

It's widely appreciated that architects can be appointed to provide a professional service which carries with it a required duty of care. The architect must perform their duties properly and failure to do so means they may be liable for damages. Here we look at a few important cases where the architect’s services and duty of care have been called into question.

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