Posts by Jancyn Gardiner

  • FIDIC Rainbow Suite: what do the new editions hold in store?

    There was a full house at the FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference 2016 which took place in London on 6 and 7 December 2016. The FIDIC conferences always attract a large international audience. However, this year there was an additional draw; a special pre-release version of the second edition of the FIDIC Yellow Book was unveiled. 

  • Christmas quiz 2015

    Should Santa pay his Christmas parking fine? Do you know your stockings from your extensions? Our Christmas quiz is back, so go ahead and test your legal knowledge. For answers to all the questions, see our answers document.

  • The trials and tribulations of hybrid bonds

    Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co KG v Mutual Benefits Assurance Company is the latest in a line of cases where the court had to decide whether a security instrument was an “on demand” bond or whether it was in the nature of a true guarantee.

  • Christmas wordsearch 2014

    Do you think the NEC is a place in Birmingham, or the TCC is in Australia? Then you need to improve your know-how. Following the success of last year’s teaser, here is a new festive construction wordsearch to test your legal knowledge.

  • Christmas wordsearch 2013

    Instead of the usual straightforward Christmas quiz, this year we give you our festive construction wordsearch!

  • Christmas quiz 2012

    Is your Christmas tree a complex structure? Are there three wise men on your dispute board? Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Christmas quiz is back to test your legal knowledge with a stocking full of construction teasers, one for every day of Christmas.

  • Christmas quiz 2011

    Do you know your Tolent clause from your Santa Claus? Then why not test your knowledge of construction law? Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Christmas quiz is back and as challenging as ever.

  • Christmas quiz 2010

    Once again, it’s time for the Berwin Leighton Paisner Christmas quiz. Why not test your knowledge of construction law? This year’s quiz is as challenging as ever.

  • Christmas quiz 2009

    How good is your knowledge of construction law? Fancy rounding-off the year in style? Why not test your mettle with our Christmas quiz, but beware our yuletide-themed trick questions? 

  • PFI interface agreements

    In our previous post we outlined the facts in Kent County Council v Robertson Construction Northern Limited and considered the court’s decision on the allocation of availability and performance deductions in PPP/PFI projects. Another interesting aspect of this case is the comments the court made in relation to interface agreements, which are a common feature … Continue reading PFI interface agreements

  • Liquidated damages: no need for a withholding notice?

    In the recent case of Balfour Beatty v Modus Corovest an employer argued that a contractor needed to issue a withholding notice if it did not intend to pay liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs) claimed by the employer. As far as we are aware this is the first time that such an argument has been raised.

  • “Know all men by these presents…”

    We recently reviewed a bond/guarantee which started with the wording above and continued in the “archaic” form that was widely criticised in the Trafalgar House case in the mid-90s.