- August 31, 2010
Taking the plunge of early take-over
What do you do when your contractor is in delay, but a key part of the works is substantially complete and could be used? You don’t have all the technical documents, such as your as-built programmes and operating manuals, and the tests haven’t been fully completed yet. Despite this, the needs of your business are … Continue reading Taking the plunge of early take-over →
- July 7, 2010
Akenhead J’s perspective on early neutral evaluation in the TCC
Last Monday, TeCSA and TECBAR held their annual joint conference with an excellent line up of speakers, including Ramsey J, who gave an informative “state of the nation” talk on the TCC, and Akenhead J, who gave an entertaining and practical perspective on early neutral evaluation in the TCC. This post summarises the highlights from … Continue reading Akenhead J’s perspective on early neutral evaluation in the TCC →
- December 2, 2009
It’s not our liability: we novated the contract!
What a perfect defence to a claim: being able to tell the claimant, sorry folks but you’ve got the wrong defendant! We novated the contract, so you need to go after the people that took over from us.
- March 25, 2009
Adjudication provisions: a recipe for confusion?
What happens if your construction contract contains adjudication provisions that do not comply with the Construction Act 1996 (Act)? “That’s easy”, you say, “the Scheme for Construction Contracts 1998 (Scheme) applies because section 108(5) of the Act says that if the contract does not comply with section 108(1) to (4), the adjudication provisions of the … Continue reading Adjudication provisions: a recipe for confusion? →