Riva Properties Limited & Ors v Foster & Partners Limited [2017] EWHC 2574 (TCC)

Background In 2007, Mr Dhanoa, operating through his four companies (the “Claimants”), engaged Fosters (the “Defendant”) as architects to design a luxury 5-star hotel at London Heathrow. According to Mr Dhanoa, he told Fosters that the scheme must be designed within a budget of £70 million. Just a few months later, costs consultants EC Harris…

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Recovering the cost of adjudication

Authors: Justin Mendelle and Tola Odedoyin Update After the 2016 judgment in Lulu Construction Ltd (“Lulu”) v Mulalley & Co Ltd, the door on recovering costs in adjudication was ajar. The recent unreported case of Enviroflow Management Limited v Redhill Works (Nottingham) Limited may have closed it. The issue is how the Housing Grants, Construction…

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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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