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Legal 500 top tier rankings for Sharpe Pritchard

13 October 2017

The Legal 500 – widely regarded as one of the most authoritative guides to the legal sector – has recommended London-based Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents, Sharpe Pritchard, across ten categories in its 2017 edition.
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125 OBS (NOMINEES 1) v LEND LEASE CONSTRUCTION (EUROPE) LTD & OTHERS [2017] EWHC 25 (TCC)

19 September 2017

When panes of glass started to fall from 125 Old Broad Street onto the pavement in the heart of the City of London, it was clear that something had gone wrong with the recent refurbishment of that building. The refurbishment works took place between 2006 and 2008 under a design and build contract. Lend Lease Construction (Europe) Limited was the contractor (the “Defendant”). The objective was to redevelop the former 26 storey stock exchange building to provide high specification office and retail space. A key feature of the building was its glass façade and the specifications for this element of the project were set out in the contract. Practical Completion was certified in July 2008 but between September of the same year and July 2012, 17 panes of glass had shattered and fallen from the building. A canopy was constructed to protect the public from injury. Although nobody was injured by the falling glass, this solution had a limited impact and was not risk free.
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Costain Limited v Tarmac Holdings Limited [2017] EWHC 319 (TCC)

13 September 2017

“This is an application by the defendant to stay these proceedings pursuant to section 9(1) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”). However, that bland description does not accurately convey the plethora of issues and sub-issues which have arisen between the parties arising out of and connected with the stay application” (paragraph 1).
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SSE Generation Ltd v Hochtief Solutions AG [2016] CSOH 177

12 September 2017

On 29 June 2009, the Queen opened the Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme (the “Scheme”) near Loch Ness in Scotland. The 5 mile tunnel which was constructed between 2006 and 2008 had an estimated lifespan of 75 years and was designed to generate electricity for approximately 20% of the year.
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Raj Shah featured in Local Government Lawyer on Modern Slavery

31 August 2017

Sharpe Pritchard solicitor, Raj Shah, has been featured in Local Government Lawyer, writing on Modern Slavery.
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