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This article looks at a recent High Court judgment striking out a multi-million euro claim for delay and what defendants (and their insurers) can learn from it.
The recent decision of His Honour Judge Pearce in Perry –v- Raleys (for which see DWF's earlier article here). The case provides a powerful reminder of the need for Claimants to prove 1) what they would have done in any hypothetical scenario and 2) to provide evidence to support the value allegedly lost. In this claim for £820,000, nominal damages only were awarded.
The two year Disclosure Pilot Scheme was introduced on 1 January 2019 and applies to all existing and new proceedings in the Business and Property Courts. In this article we review the objectives of the Disclosure Pilot, the introduction of disclosure duties and, in light of recent case law, how the Disclosure Pilot will apply to pre-January 2019 cases.
This article examines the various ways in which the Law Society, SRA and government have sought to address the public concern regarding the use of NDAs in an employment context and the importance of solicitors adhering to the current and possible future guidance and/or legislation in this area.
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.