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The Court of Appeal in Mears Limited v Costplan Services considered the meaning of practical completion and when a breach of contract can prevent practical completion.
Recently in Axis M&E UK Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd the TCC was asked to consider the scope of the statutory slip rule and whether an adjudicator was entitled to apply the slip rule to correct an erroneous calculation in his original decision.
The Construction Industry Council ("CIC") recently published a draft Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure for consultation. The CIC advises that it intends to publish the final documents early in 2019 (following closure of the consultation), and is also seeking to establish a panel of construction industry mediators to underpin those documents.
AssetCo have been awarded damages in excess of £20 million for the negligence of Grant Thornton in carrying out their audits in 2009 and 2010. This important judgement provides welcome clarity around the law on audit negligence.
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Perry v Raleys on the correct approach to deciding a claim for loss of a chance arising from alleged negligently conducted litigation. In this article Laura Segger and Sheona Wood review the way in which the Supreme Court has examined a question of general importance wherever a Court has to value a lost opportunity and in particular the burden of proof which lie on claimants. This decision has provided clarity for insurers and practitioners alike and has significance wider than just in cases of negligently conducted litigation.
The Superintendencia in Peru is the financial and insurance regulator of Peru. It has a significant and imposing role in the Peruvian insurance market particularly with regard to regulating the adjustment of Peruvian claims.
The 2016 preliminary issues decision in Burgess v Lejonvarn (upheld on appeal in 2017) sparked much interest, holding as it did that an architect owed her friends a duty of care whilst providing services free of charge. The recent decision by the TCC means the Claimant's attempts to recover have been in vain – whilst a duty may have been owed, it had not been breached.
Following the important decision of Coulson J at first instance in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd in February of this year (which we considered in an earlier article), the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal decision following S&T (UK) Ltd's appeal has now been handed down.
Claims Portal have released their data for the month of October which shows that despite the Civil Liability Bill obtaining its Third Reading and moving towards Royal Assent via Ping Pong on 20 November, new claims volumes remain resilient.