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Construct Newsletter - September 2016

Issue 85

Welcome

to our September edition of Prettys' Construct.

This month we look at:

If there are any topics you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca Palmer

Contents

New Commercial Court Guidance: Concurrent delays

In Saga Cruises BDF Ltd and another v Fincantieri SPA [2016] EWHC 1875, the High Court awarded liquidated damages for delay in favour of a ship-owner after reviewing the existing authority on concurrent delay. Saga Cruises (the “Ship-Owners”) contracted with Fincantieri (the “Shipyard”) for ... Read more

Freedom of no-variation clauses?

It is common for commercial contracts to contain a ‘no-variation clause’ as a standard boilerplate clause in order to encourage parties to adopt an approach to variations which provides certainty. Typically, such a clause will attempt to exclude informal or unintended variations by ... Read more

Exclusion Clauses and ‘Knock for Knock’ provisions

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Providence Resources Plc 2016 EWHC 1035 (Comm) demonstrates the court’s willingness to give effect to parties’ intentions where they are clearly stated in the contract. This case involved the suspension of drilling operations for ... Read more

Comment from a Contact - Stuart Pankhurst, Southern Ecological Solutions Ltd

Ecology and Development Site Acquisition In this month’s guest contribution Stuart Pankhurst and his team at Southern Ecological Solutions identify some of the key considerations (from an ecological perspective) when seeking to maximising value from your development sites Site Purchase and Promotion The acquisition of land ... Read more

Upcoming Developers Club

You are warmly invited to join us at the next Developers’ Club events will take place on Thursday, 6 October 2016 in Ipswich and Thursday, 13 October 2016 in Chelmsford. Our guest speakers are The Environment Agency who will be presenting on flood risk ... Read more

Prettys vs PIB Insurance Rounders Match

On Wednesday 7 September, Prettys enjoyed a friendly rounders match against PIB Insurance Brokers, bagging a sneaky 26 – 25 win! Admittedly, Prettys would not have secured their win without the help of a rather sporty 10 year old, Anna, kindly borrowed from the ... Read more

Rebecca Palmer

Senior Associate

e rpalmer@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298274

 

 

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