Posts by Charlie Thompson

  • Common sense is over-rated

    At first glance, Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd and othersĀ appears to be important because it touches on a common issue in delay and disruption claims of how an extension of time is to be awarded. However, on closer inspection the case is not really about delay and disruption. It is merely another … Continue reading Common sense is over-rated

  • The perils of a joint names present

    Call me Scrooge but, at this time of year, it’s nice to have a reminder that doing things jointly does not always bring benefits. The case of SSE Generation Ltd v Hochtief Solutions AGĀ (a decision of the Scottish Outer House) is a festive lesson in the importance of the joint names insurance defence.