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The big construction law question: can you pay now and argue later?

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This article first appeared in Construction News . A top judge came out of retirement to help decide a crucial question around interim payments and adjudications, as Hazel Boland-Shanahan explains. Confusing case law on interim payments led...

Pay now, argue later?

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There has been some confusing case law regarding interim applications and payments, valuation disputes and how the adjudication process slots in, which led to the rise of smash and grab adjudications. Sir Rupert Jackson in his Court of Appeal judgment for...

Planning permission: Who's responsible for it?

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The recent case of Jean-François Clin v Walter Lilly & Co. Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 490 confirms that, without express terms to the contrary in the contract, the employer will usually be responsible for obtaining planning permission for the...

Get your notices in!

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Below is an early Christmas gift in the form of some practical advice for construction professionals in the UK in light of Adam Architecture Ltd v Halsbury Homes Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1735. The case involved Adam Architecture Ltd (“ Adam ”),...