Posts by Practical Law Construction

  • Welcome to 2017

    Arnold Bennett: “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” As … Continue reading Welcome to 2017

  • October to December 2016 case review for construction practitioners

    Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol: “I know not whether Laws be right, or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong;” We have seen a number of interesting decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners during the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • July to September 2016 case review for construction practitioners

    Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man: “Courts are places where the ending is written first and all that precedes is simply vaudeville.” We have seen a number of interesting decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners during the third quarter of 2016.

  • April to June 2016 case review for construction practitioners

    Edmund Burke, Speech on conciliation with America: “I am not determining a point of law; I am restoring tranquility.” During the second quarter of 2016 we have seen a number of interesting decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners.

  • Welcome to 2016

    Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked. ‘Begin at the beginning’, the King said, gravely, ‘and on till you come to the end: then stop.’” As one year ends, so another year begins. Practical Law has been reflecting on events in 2015 and looking forward to 2016.

  • Welcome to 2015

    TS Eliot, Little Gidding: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” As one year ends, so another year begins. Practical Law has been reflecting on events in 2014 and looking forward to 2015.

  • Welcome to 2014

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ring out, wild bells: “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow. The year is going, let him go. Ring out the false, ring in the true.” As one year ends, so another year begins. Practical Law has been reflecting on events in 2013 and looking … Continue reading Welcome to 2014

  • July to December 2013, a half year case review

    Francis Bacon, Of Great Place: “Set it down to thyself, as well to create good precedents as to follow them.” The second half of 2013 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners.

  • January to June 2013, a half year case review

    Aristotle: “How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.” The first half of 2013 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners:

  • The dawn of 2013

    WE Gladstone, Speech on the Reform Bill: “You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.” As one year ends, so another year begins. We have been reflecting on events in 2012 and looking forward to 2013.

  • July to December 2012, a half year case review

    Edmund Burke, Speech on concilliation with America, 1775: “It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.” The second half of 2012 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners:

  • January to June 2012, a half year case review

    Sir Edward Coke, Institutes: Commentary upon Littleton: “Reason is the life of the law, nay the common law itself is nothing else but reason…  The law, which is the perfection of reason.” The first half of 2012 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners:

  • Welcome to 2012

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ring out, wild bells: “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow. The year is going, let him go. Ring out the false, ring in the true.” As one year ends, so another year begins. PLC has been reflecting on events in 2011 and looking forward to … Continue reading Welcome to 2012

  • July to December 2011, a half-year case review

    Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist: “‘If the law supposes that,’ said Mr Bumble… ‘the law is a ass – a idiot.’”: The second half of 2011 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners, including:

  • January to June 2011, a half-year case review

    Solon (630-555 BC), Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Emminent Philosphers: “Laws are like spiders’ webs: if some poor creature comes up against them, it is caught; but a bigger one can break through and get away.” The first half of 2011 has seen a number of important decisions affecting construction and engineering practitioners.

  • Another year dawns

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson: “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.” At the start of the new year, PLC Construction has been reflecting on events in 2010 and looking forward to 2011.

  • Crystallisation and severability of disputes: issues arising from Allied v Paradigm

    Akenhead J’s judgment in Allied P&L Ltd v Paradigm Housing Group Ltd raises several interesting questions about adjudication enforcement. PLC Construction has discussed the case with Calum Lamont, counsel for Allied at the enforcement hearing, to identify some of these issues. Following that discussion, here are PLC Construction’s thoughts on some key points.

  • We are one!

    “Through the Looking Glass”, by Lewis Carroll: “‘I mean, what is an un-birthday present?’ ‘A present given when it isn’t your birthday, of course.’ Alice considered a little. ‘I like birthday presents best,’ she said at last.” PLC Construction is celebrating its first birthday, and what a year it has been. For construction practitioners, the … Continue reading We are one!