Construction: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients

  • Thu 21st October 2021 until Fri 25th February 2022
  • On-demand, United Kingdom
  • 5 hrs CPD

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Answers to 12 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 QCs and Senior Juniors of Outstanding Ability

  1. Indirect loss

    How far can you push the Court over indirect and consequential loss clauses, following the spate of recent cases?

    What counts and makes all the difference?

    Answered by: Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

    Richard is "an absolute star - unequivocal in his advice - one of the great doyens of construction." He is Editor of Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts OUP 2021.

  2. Tortious duties

    How likely is it that the Court will find additional tortious duties are owed by parties outside the contractual chain?

    Answered by: Alexander Nissen QC

    Alexander is "a superb silk - trusted with the most complex and difficult work." He is a Contributor to Keating on Construction Contracts and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

  3. Repudiatory breach

    In the face of judicial inconsistency, what - right now - amounts to a repudiatory breach, including wrongful acceptance and suspension of performance, following Optimus Build case (2021)?

    Answered by: Steven Walker QC

    Steven represented the contractors in a £10m claim over remedial work to Bridgewater Place in Leeds. "He is a brilliant advocate, superb at strategy and difficult to beat."

  4. Extension of time

    What is realistic and achievable when claiming an EOT for reasons of social distancing, people having Covid or self-isolating, or material shortages, under the main forms of contract?

    Answered by: Marion Smith QC

    Marion "distils complex themes and extensive documentation into something that is unfailingly understandable." She is fully versed in all the standard form contracts.

  5. LADS

    What are the unresolved issues - legal and practical - over liquidated damages, following the Supreme Court's decision in Triple Point? Where will future challenges come from?

    Answered by: James Howells QC

    James acted in the Supreme Court in Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT (2021). "He is very clever, extremely able, and always gives direct answers."

  6. Adjudication

    How are the latest - and most salient - adjudication enforcement decisions affecting practice?

    Answered by: David Pliener

    David acted in a £20 million claim over defective redevelopment works to a prestigious London development. "He is a case winner, a problem solver and a silk in the making."

  7. Building Safety Bill

    The Building Safety Bill 2021 and retrospective extension of the limitation period under the Defective Premises Act 1972. What will happen, and what can and should clients do?

    Answered by: James Leabeater QC

    James acted in a claim over the cladding on a block of student accommodation in Leeds. "He is commercial, client-focused, extremely capable and user-friendly."

  8. Indemnity

    How is the Court interpreting indemnity clauses, including the level of loss recoverable and limitation periods, supported by case law and practical examples?

    Where is the wriggle room?

    Answered by: Robert-Jan Temmink QC

    Robert acted in the Court of Appeal in Primus Build (In CVA) v Cannon Corporate Services. "His delivery of facts and law is exceptional and he is a pleasure to work with."

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