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Sharpe Pritchard wins place on £130m public sector panel

20 September 2018

Sharpe Pritchard, the London-based firm of public law specialists, has been appointed to the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Full Service panel for England and Wales following a joint bid with Howes Percival, supported by PwC and Capital Law.
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Collateral warranty claim struck out in Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd v City & County of Swansea [2018] EWHC 2192 (TCC)

11 September 2018

On 15 August 2018 O’Farrell J struck out part of Swansea Stadium Management Company’s claim against Interserve Construction Ltd in their application for summary judgment. Juli Lau, an Associate and commercial contracts specialist and Alexandra Bellis, a Trainee Solicitor in our Disputes Resolution team, consider the implications for construction contractors from the partial summary judgment awarded by the Technology and Construction Court.
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Government launches new Public Sector Contract

22 August 2018

The Crown Commercial Service has published the new Public Sector Contract which will be used on all CCS frameworks for goods and services. This has implications for Government buyers and suppliers alike.
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Contrasting Developments in extending the time limit for starting procurement challenge proceedings

16 August 2018

Procurement specialist, Colin Ricciardiello, discusses and considers the implications for procurement practitioners following the High Court’s judgments in SCRL Limited and National Health Service Commissioning Board and Amey Highways Limited and West Sussex Council.
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Can a lead consultant be responsible for works carried out by others? Midlothian Council v Bracewell Sterling Architects [2018] CSIH 21

15 August 2018

Juli Lau, Associate in the Infrastructure team at Sharpe Pritchard, considers a recent judgment by the Scottish appeal court in Midlothian Council v Bracewell Sterling Architects, which provides insight into the interpretative approach the English Courts could take when faced with questions of contractual liability on construction projects with multiple contractors.
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