Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

Data protection anoraks across the European Union (myself proudly included) eagerly awoke on 1 January this year with only one thought in mind: next year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect.  After years of dialogue, tweaking, pondering and waiting, the GDPR will become applicable in the UK on 25 May 2018….

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Case report – Kilker Projects v Rob Purton (t/a Richwood Interiors) [2016] EWHC 2616 (TCC)

Cases such as ISG v Seevic[1] and Galliford Try v Estura[2] illustrate the problems that can occur when a payer fails to issue the required payment or payless notices. The aforementioned cases established the principle that where, in respect of interim payment applications, there is an absence of the appropriate notices, an adjudicator cannot deal…

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Case Report – Lulu Construction Limited v Mulalley & Co Limited [2016] EWHC 1852 (TCC)

It has long been understood that although an adjudicator can direct which party should pay his fees, the parties to the adjudication cannot recover their costs and the adjudicator cannot therefore award such costs. The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act of 2009 introduced an exception to this rule, which allowed the parties to…

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Academy conversions from within PFIs

In March 2016, the white paper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ was published by then education secretary Nicky Morgan. Promising significant acceleration of the academisation policy, the proposal that all schools convert to academies by 2022 come what may was soon watered down. Political and media attention has subsequently turned to plans for new grammar schools. A…

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Extension of time – differing approaches under standard form construction contracts

Standard form construction contracts always include a mechanism for assessing whether and how the time for completion of works should be extended. An extension of time must be granted where a certain type of delay occurs. Justin Mendelle and Uzma Raja explain how these are dealt with in different ways under the JCT and NEC suite…

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Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report

How (Not) To Evaluate Tenders in a Public Procurement: Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report On 29 July 2016, the High Court handed down its judgment in one of the most high-profile and important public procurement cases in recent years, Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [2016] EWHC….

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