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May 2017 digest: adjudication and eclectic comment

Shakepeare, Sonnets:

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.”

It isn’t often that we resort to Shakespeare on this blog and, given the wind and rain of early May, something from the Tempest may have been more apt. However, temperatures are rising as the sun is shining and so it seemed apt to start on a sunny note!

Case law during May blossomed. In adjudication, the Chancery Division confirmed (again) that parties should adjudicate not issue winding-up petitions for disputed sums under construction contracts (which Jonathan Cope considered) and the TCC:

A number of other issues have been before the courts, with the:

Continuing the insurance theme, we published three notes on the JCT’s 2016 insurance provisions. We also published a note on claims under a FIDIC contract and told you when the remainder of the JCT 2016 Editions will be published. On the public procurement front, there was a case digest and a new note on consortia bidding and sub-contracting.

We had an eclectic (and somewhat alphabetic) selection of comment this month:

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