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Construction & Engineering

Expect the Unexpected

Last year saw two judgments which were highly critical of contractors’ claims based on allegedly unforeseen ground conditions. Both cases illustrated the need for contractors to act on contractual terms which require them to satisfy themselves of the site conditions in which they will operate, and demonstrate that a failure to do so will preclude successful claims for variations based on unforeseen ground conditions.

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Construction & Engineering

Cutting through the legalese: Arbitration

Parties in dispute sometimes chose to resolve matters by arbitration rather than court action. Arbitration has many advantages over litigation and is always worth considering when drafting a contract or dealing with a dispute. However, it is not always the most suitable forum for dispute resolution and so the decision to have an arbitration clause in your contract should not be taken lightly.

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