Posts from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Considering crystallisation: what dispute should (or can) you refer to adjudication?

It’s a scenario we see all too often. Employer meets contractor. Employer and contractor enter into a contract and, for a while, everything seems rosy. Then, as the project progresses, unresolved claims start escalating and the relationship deteriorates. Inevitably, the parties’ minds turn to adjudication, and the potential recourse that they may find there.

Collateral warranties – how far can they go?

Our client, an employer, recently approached us for advice on a building contract and associated collateral warranties entered into a few months before. One of the collateral warranties, entered into between our client and a sub-contractor, seemed to impose unlimited liability on the sub-contractor. The collateral warranty included none of the express exclusions of liability … Continue reading Collateral warranties – how far can they go?