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Extension of time

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?

Indemnity

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?

Tortious duties - Alexander Nissen QC, Keating Chambers

Tortious duties - Alexander Nissen QC, Keating Chambers How likely is it that the Court will find additional tortious duties are owed by parties outside the contractual chain?

Adjudication - David Pliener, Gatehouse Chambers

Adjudication - David Pliener, Gatehouse Chambers How are the latest - and most salient - adjudication enforcement decisions affecting practice?

LADS - James Howells QC, Atkin Chambers

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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