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23 Apr 2018

Fitness for purpose

by Mark Woodward-Smith, Group Managing Director - UK, Europe and Americas -

125 OBS (Nominees1) & Another v Lend Lease Construction (Europe) Ltd & Another [2017] EWHC 25 (TCC)  The recently decided TCC case provides a salient lesson for contractors carrying out design work and the obligation of fitness for purpose. The contractor entered into a contract incorporating the JCT Standard Form of Building Contract With Contractor's

16 Apr 2018

E-Discovery

by Stephen Rayment, Group Managing Director - Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific -

E-Discovery Large construction projects are inevitably document hungry and so, in the event of a dispute arising, there is an increasing demand for a user-friendly, efficient and inexpensive tool to enable litigants to go through the process of electronic discovery or e-discovery. What is e-discovery? Discovery is a process in which the parties to litigation

10 Apr 2018

The Perils of a Hasty Termination

by Mark Woodward-Smith, Group Managing Director - UK, Europe and Americas -

The case of Interserve Construction ltd v Hitachi Zosen Inova AG [2017] (TCC)[1]  Background The Defendant Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) was the main EPC contractor and entered into a design and build contract with the claimant Interserve construction Ltd (ICL). On the 6th July 2015, HZI sought to terminate ICL’s employment. Within the termination letter

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