JCT Design and Build Contract 2024

08 May 2024  |  Legal Update

JCT Design and Build Contract 2024 The latest suite of JCT contracts are arriving, and we have been looking closely at what is likely to be one of the most commonly used forms, the Design and Build Contract. Overview The Joint Contracts Tribunal have not broken the mould with this updated version. There are very […]

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When was the last time you thought about your voice?

26 Jan 2024  |  Opinion

A personal story and reflection from Chris Reeves, Solicitor and Mediator   Your voice is a precious gift that defines who you are. It is a powerful tool that can express your emotions, thoughts, and personality. But what if you lose your voice? How would that affect your life? Imagine the challenges you would face […]

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Bellway Homes v Surgo – A Storm in a Teacup?

17 Jan 2024  |  Opinion

Key Terms:         Adjudication, Multiple Disputes, Jurisdiction, Smash and Grab, True Value   Introduction There is much fuss being made in construction circles at the moment around the TCC decision in the case of Bellway Homes Limited v Surgo Construction [2024] EWHC 10 TCC, with many contending that it is decidedly unsound, and apt to […]

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Company update – Higher Rights for James Rooney

10 Oct 2023  |  Business News

We are pleased to report that our James Rooney has recently qualified as a Solicitor Advocate with higher rights of audience in the civil Courts. This means that James can now appear before all Civil Courts in the land (as opposed to being limited to the County Court). For the firm this is brilliant news, […]

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Henry Construction Projects Limited v Alu-Fix (UK) Limited

14 Sep 2023  |  Case Analysis

Citation: [2023] EWHC 2010 (TCC) Key Terms: Smash and Grab, Notified Sum, True Valuation, Adjudication Enforcement.   Introduction For better or worse, smash and grab adjudications exist, and they are perfectly legal. Whilst they may sometimes (often) lead to an unfair decision, the party on the wrong side of that decision may at least take […]

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Limitation Period on Notified Sum Claims

21 Aug 2023  |  Opinion

Introduction Limitation in the context of payments due under construction contracts is a hot topic at the moment, following the decision of HHJ Russen KC in the TCC case of LJR Interiors Ltd v Cooper Construction Ltd [2023] EWHC 3339 (TCC). Whilst the most significant finding in LJR Interiors was that that an adjudicator does […]

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Limitation and Adjudication – revisiting the debate

10 Aug 2023  |  Case Analysis

The recent TCC decision in LJR Interiors Ltd v Cooper Construction Ltd is highly significant in the context of limitation and adjudication, but what does it really mean? James Frampton and Thomas Saunders of Keating Chambers have examined that question across a three-part series of articles, and Reeves James are honoured to have been given […]

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Elements (Europe) Limited v FK Building Limited

27 Apr 2023  |  Case Analysis

In the recently decided case of Elements (Europe) Limited v FK Building Limited [2023] EWHC 726 (TCC), Mr Justice Constable provided clarification and reminder with respect to a number of legal definitions and contractual interpretations which have significant bearing in the technical minefield of payment notices under construction contracts. Background By way of an amended […]

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Levi Solicitors LLP v Wilson

02 May 2022  |  Case Analysis

In the recent High Court case of Levi Solicitors LLP v Wilson, the Court grappled with issues around ‘termination accounts’ submitted pursuant to clause 6.7.3 of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract; both in the context of insolvency, and generally. The headline finding by the Court was that the three-month deadline for submitting a statement/certificate […]

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