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?
LADS - James Howells QC, Atkin Chambers
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?
Building Safety Bill - James Leabeater QC, 4 Pump Court
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?
Indirect loss - Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers
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?
Repudiatory breach - Steven Walker QC, Atkin Chambers
What - right now - amounts to a repudiatory breach, including wrongful acceptance and suspension of performance, following Optimus Build case (2021)?
Conditions precedent - Steven Walker QC, Atkin Chambers
Where is the contractual wriggle room over conditions precedents, e.g. being timed out of adjudications, late submissions of final accounts, claims for EoT?
Fitness for purpose - David Pliener, Hardwicke
How far can you push the boundaries of design obligations, implied terms of fitness for purpose and causation, and with what implications for insurance cover?