Public Procurement after Brexit – January 2020 update

Introduction The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) received royal assent on 23rd January 2020, and the EU-UK withdrawal agreement was swiftly signed by the leaders of the European Commission and Council. The EU Parliament ratified the deal on 29th January, the UK is due to leave the EU at midnight on 31…

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Procurement impact if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit (Update)

The information in this article reflects the position at the time of writing. The latest position at 6 February 2020 is detailed here. On 14th January 2019, the Government published guidance on public procurement procedures in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. This was most recently updated on 4th September 2019 suggesting that contracting…

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NIS Regulations – One Year On

‘Smash and grab’ adjudications, is the picture any clearer? – M Davenport Builders Limited v Greer and another [2019] EWHC 318 (TCC) Background The claimant, M Davenport Builders Limited, and the defendants Colin and Julia Greer had entered into a construction contract to which the Scheme for Construction Contracts applied, under the 1996 Construction Act,…

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‘Smash and grab’ adjudications, is the picture any clearer? – M Davenport Builders Limited v Greer and another [2019] EWHC 318 (TCC)

‘Smash and grab’ adjudications, is the picture any clearer? – M Davenport Builders Limited v Greer and another [2019] EWHC 318 (TCC) Background The claimant, M Davenport Builders Limited, and the defendants Colin and Julia Greer had entered into a construction contract to which the Scheme for Construction Contracts applied, under the 1996 Construction Act,…

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Interpreting Practical Completion: University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group [2018] EWHC 3230 (TCC)

Background: The University of Warwick (Warwick) contracted Balfour Beatty Group Ltd (Balfour Beatty) under an amended JCT 2011 D&B to design and construct the National Automotive Innovation Centre (the Centre). The works were split into 4 sections. Balfour Beatty took possession of each of these sections on the 20 April 2015. However, the dates for…

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