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Construction Law Update 2018

This half day course is presented by leading construction barrister Darryl Royce. It will explain the main developments in construction law over the past 12 months and review the most important cases.

It will focus in particular on:

  • Tortious duties of care - when mates fall out, non-delegable duties
  • Unfair contract terms – effect of negotiations
  • Payment – notices
  • Limitation – extension of period
  • Extensions of time – contiguous or what?
  • Global or total cost claims - any distinction?
  • Performance Bonds – need for determination by engineer, prospects of successfully defending and letters of credit
  • Insolvency – genuine cross-claim?
  • Third party costs orders – when can the discretion be exercised?
  • Total failure of consideration – the correct approach?
  • Statements of case – amendment after expiry of limitation period
  • New forms of contract – JCT 2016, NEC4
  • Bribery – proper supervision
  • Adjudication – Compromises - Non-compliant payment terms - Identification of unauthorized nominating body - Crystallisation of Dispute - Notice of adjudication - Arising under the contract - Effect of final certificate - Apparent bias - New argument in further adjudication - Costs - Errors - Summary judgment - Claim consultants’ costs - Offers - Stay of execution – Notices
  • Pre-action protocol – The amendments
  • Expert witnesses – need for independence
  • Contractors’ design obligations – the Supreme Court speaks

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