After the Deal: Three Key Takeaways from the Trade and Co-Operation Agreement

Introduction In the weeks leading up to Christmas 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges for the Construction Industry was threatening to end in crisis. With the ‘Transition Period’ coming to an end, the prospect of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit (in addition to the impact of new COVID-19 variants on travel and trade) contributed to scenes…

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Discontinuation of LIBOR – A Brief Summary For Authorities

Guidance note issued by Infrastructure and Projects Authority – February 2021 This is a brief summary of guidance issued in February 2021 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects concerning the discontinuation of LIBOR. The guidance is available here and is relevant to authorities who…

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Plastering, Payment and Prudence: The Importance of Strict Adherence to a Construction Contract’s Payment Terms.

RGB Plastering Limited. v Tawe Drylining And Plastering Limited. [2020] EWHC 3028 (TCC) Most contractors will understand that prudently complying with a construction contract’s payment terms is the best way to ensure painless remuneration. In the case of RGB Plastering Limited v Tawe Drylining and Plastering Limited, a dispute between contractor and sub-contractor – in…

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Global Switch Estates 1 Ltd v Sudlows Ltd [2020] EWHC 3314 – SUMMARY

How far can you limit what’s included in the scope of an adjudication? It is well known that the courts will support the enforcement of an adjudication decision even if the decision is incorrect and resulted from errors of fact or law. The case of Global Switch Estates 1 Ltd v Sudlows Ltd, however, gives…

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