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This is a question that the courts have been asked to consider several times over the last few years and has been raised again in the case of Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV.
Under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, the local highway authority can agree to adopt roads that have been constructed to a specified standard.
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the national infrastructure plan — what does it mean for planning? download
Walker Morris’ planning and environment team provides a brief overview of the proposals likely to impact on the current planning regime.
In the recent case of West v Ian Finlay & Associates, the Court of Appeal found that net contribution clauses ‘are by no means unusual’.
In Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV and others, the parties to a subcontract agreed LDs in connection with a key personnel clause.
Healthcare at Home Ltd v Common Services Agency (Scotland) concerns the interpretation of the ‘reasonably well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer.
Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
The recent case of Peel v TS Sheerness provides a useful reminder on the distinction between fixtures and fittings.
Building for the future download
A significant social issue is the lack of housing in the UK, and particularly the fact that an insufficient number of new homes are being built to meet the needs of the growing population.
A court was recently asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development.
An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013.
Do you get what you pay for? Reasonable non-reliance clauses defeat misrepresentation claims download
Lloyd v Browning confirms that a seller’s liability for misrepresentation can be excluded by the terms of the contract provided that the exclusion clause is fair and reasonable.
The Academies Capital Maintenance Fund is available for academies to improve the condition of their school buildings and expand their facilities.
The relief is available at the discretion of the relevant local authority under the powers granted to it at section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
Judges’ attempts to interpret and implement the amended Civil Procedure Rules have varied, so as to achieve apparently fair results in the particular cases heard before them so far.
Net contribution clauses are coming under the spotlight.
Residential occupier tests download
Under section 106 of the Construction Act 1996, parties to a construction contract have a right to refer a dispute to adjudication.
Court decision could lead to an increase in the number of claims against professionals.
The year ahead for the building and construction sectors.