Legal 500 top tier rankings for Sharpe Pritchard

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. Sharpe Pritchard acts for local authorities, central government bodies, contracting authorities, other public sector organisations and registered social landlords, as well…

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North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited [2017] EWHC 2414 (TCC)

Background Cyden Homes Limited (the “Defendant”) engaged North Midland Building Limited (the “Claimant”) to design and construct a large house (known as ‘South Farm’) plus outbuildings. The contract used was the JCT Design & Build Contract 2005 with bespoke amendments. The amendment at issue in this case concerned the extension of time provision where the…

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Costain Limited v Tarmac Holdings Limited [2017] EWHC 319 (TCC)

“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). The…

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Raj Shah featured in Local Government Lawyer on Modern Slavery

Sharpe Pritchard solicitor, Raj Shah, has been featured in Local Government Lawyer, writing on Modern Slavery. The article considers the requirement to publish slavery and human trafficking statements, contained in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the possible implications of the Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2017. This article is for general awareness…

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