Stop right there: the new insolvency moratorium and adjudication

Author: Michael Comba The effect of the moratorium provisions of the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 and adjudication. Insolvency, not COVID-19, is promising to be adjudication’s hot topic for 2020. Following the landmark judgment in Bresco, the recently passed Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 (the “Act”) raises yet more questions for when dealing…

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Guidance on disclosure requirements under the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (TCC) Case summary: Castle Water Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd

In this May 2020 case, the Technology and Construction Court has provided some useful guidelines as to the type of documents that must be disclosed in order to comply with the Disclosure Pilot Scheme. In particular, the case has shed some light on the appropriate process that should be followed in disclosing ‘adverse’ and ‘known…

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Using the furlough scheme flexibly to manage mental health in the workplace

While the government job retention scheme has allowed employers to rotate staff on a three week cycle, many employers have not taken advantage of this offer. This may be because once staff were selected for furlough it was easier to operate or because employers selected their most competent staff to remain in work and didn’t…

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Case summary: Drive (Edgware) Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd [2019] EWHC 3139 (TCC)

The process for issuing notices is a well-known potential source of dispute for parties to a construction contract. More than ever, with most offices operating remotely, contractual notices are necessarily being sent by email. This judgment in the High Court shed light on some of the challenges presented by this method of service, and is…

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So what happens next….contractual arrangements post “lockdown” – Part 2

As the country takes its first tentative steps towards the new “normal” it is essential for contracting authorities to review the viability of their contractual arrangements and, most importantly, the interim provisions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, now is the time to build upon the considerations contained in my previous blog on…

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ERP Procurement Options

Any public sector body seeking to migrate to a new ERP system will need to determine the best procurement option for the project. ERP projects have certain nuances that set them apart from other complex ICT projects, and that means some procurement procedures are more suitable.  The appropriate procurement route for your project will depend…

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