Construction Law & Practice: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients
Court-Proven, Solution-Focused Answers to 7 of the Thorniest Legal Challenges Facing Experienced Practitioners: Directly from Top-Flight King’s Counsel and Solicitors
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Marion is answering the question: What are the implications and potential workarounds for issues such as the failure to issue JCT notices or arguments over outstanding EOT applications in liquidated damages claims?
Construction law: Shaping new developments into solution-focused answers for your clients
Chaired by Jonathan Hosie of Mayer Brown
Jonathan is "one of the UK's pre-eminent construction lawyers: his expertise rivals anyone." He chaired working groups for Constructing Excellence and JCT.
What is the current impact of concurrent delay and client events on Extensions of Time and cost recovery, supported by the latest caselaw and practical examples?
Answered by Lynne McCafferty KC
Lynne is “one of the best silks around - rigorous, unpretentious, approachable, and tenacious. She appeared in the Barnes v Blackburn Council  concurrent delay litigation.
In what circumstances do price adjustment clauses successfully address issues of inflation and market volatility in construction contracts, how do you draft them and when do they fall short?
Answered by Victoria Peckett of Clyde & Co
Victoria is Chair of the drafting committee for the JCT. She is “razor-sharp”, incredibly clued-up and "absolutely excellent". She handles contentious and non-contentious work for clients such as Shell.
How has the Court of Appeal decision in URS Corps v BDW Trading  changed existing thinking on how you handle latent defect claims?
Answered by David Pliener KC
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 star silk in the making.”
What are the implications and potential workarounds for issues such as the failure to issue JCT notices or arguments over outstanding EOT applications in liquidated damages claims?
Answered by Marion Smith KC
Marion "distils complex themes and extensive documentation into something that is unfailingly understandable." She is fully versed in all the standard form contracts.
Building Safety Act
How is the Building Safety Act (BSA) influencing practice and what strategies can give your clients an edge, particularly over Remediation Contribution Orders and Building Liability and Information Orders?
Answered by Kate Grange KC
Kate is a lead counsel on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. “She is hugely impressive, able to comprehend an enormous amount of technical detail.”
How far can you stretch liability under Collateral Warranties, particularly over the limitation of recoverable losses, and what are the consequences and considerations for the parties involved?
Answered by Michael Curtis KC
Michael is the General Editor and a co-author of Emden’s Construction Law. He is “extremely capable, user-friendly, with a fantastic attention to detail and brilliant in court.”
What is the latest judicial thinking on the enforceability of indemnity clauses in construction contracts, particularly in relation to limitation periods, mitigation, and foreseeability?
Answered by Ben Patten KC
Ben is "at the top of his game - three jumps ahead." “You can throw anything at him with absolute confidence.” He is the Co-Editor of "Liability of Construction Professionals."