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‘Smash and grab’ adjudications, is the picture any clearer? - M Davenport Builders Limited v Greer and another [2019] EWHC 318 (TCC)

15 March 2019

Head of Construction, Justin Mendelle, Infrastructure specialist, Juli Lau and Trainee Solicitor Allan Owen consider the recent judgment by the TCC in M Davenport Builders Limited v Greer and another [2019] EWHC 318 (TCC) which confirms that an employer under the Scheme for Construction Contracts Regulations 1998 may only rely on a "true value" adjudication once payments have been made in respect of an earlier adjudication.
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Interpreting Practical Completion: University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group [2018] EWHC 3230 (TCC)

7 March 2019

McKenna J handed down his judgment in December, finding that the building contract that the University of Warwick entered into with Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, did allow for practical completion in sections. Therefore, the liquidated and ascertained damages provisions in respect of the sections were operable and applied.
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UK Public Procurement update for contracting authorities and utilities (Update)

7 March 2019

On 14th January, the Government published a guidance note providing information on public procurement procedures in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. The following day, the House of Commons voted against the Government’s proposed agreement for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
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Trio of High Court applications showcases traveller injunction expertise of partner at Sharpe Pritchard

21 February 2019

A trio of applications at the High Court this month has highlighted the expertise of a partner at London-based public law specialists, Sharpe Pritchard in obtaining traveller injunctions.
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Abbvie Ltd v NHS England – equal treatment and “margin of discretion” in evaluation – what does it mean for contracting authorities and utilities?

18 February 2019

Court backs NHS’s approach to evaluation in major drug procurement case. Procurement specialist, Juli Lau and trainee solicitor, Allan Owen consider the recent judgment by the Technology and Construction Court in AbbVie Ltd v NHS Commissioning Board [2019] EWHC 61 (TCC) concerning equal treatment and the margin of discretion.
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