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Construct Newsletter - January 2018

Issue 101



to our January 2018 edition of Prettys’ Construct.

This month we look at:

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

Rebecca Palmer


A reminder to ensure notices are served on the correct person

Glencore Agriculture BV (formerly Glencore Grain BV) (Glencore) v Conqueror Holdings Limited (Conqueror) considered whether an email sent to an employee’s email address constituted effective service of a notice of arbitration. Conqueror had chartered their vessel to Glencore for the purpose of carrying bulk ... Read more


Construction Industry Workshops In February 2018, construction specialists within Prettys’ Real Estate team will be holding Construction Industry Workshops. We will review and explain the main features of the new editions of the widely used NEC and JCT contracts (namely NEC4 and JCT DB ... Read more

Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd v Dunne 2017 – what are you responsible for when providing a guarantee?

Following the recent and widely publicised collapse of the outsourcing giant Carillion, we are all too familiar with the commercial side effects of a company entering into financial difficulty. In an attempt to avoid these side effects it is not uncommon for a ... Read more

Prettys’ Developers’ Club – March 2018

You are invited to our March Developers’ Club seminars, providing an update on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Matthew Cole, Partner at Prettys, will be joined by Robert Masson, CEO of the DPO Centre.  This key legislative change is of critical importance ... Read more

The importance of clear notices – Systems Pipework Ltd v Rotary Building Services Ltd

We have previously commented on the application of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and pay less notices (Pay Less Notices: Court of Appeal’s judgment in Adam Architecture v Halsbury Homes Ltd). The recent case of Systems Pipework Limited (Systems Pipework) ... Read more

Validity of e-signatures

Technology is developing and we are all too familiar with the ease of processing electronic documents. The Government has also recently approved HM Land Registry’s move to permit digital land registration within conveyancing, and eventually do away with the need for paper deeds. ... Read more

Planning & Development in Essex

In February 2018 Prettys’ real estate team is hosting a seminar at Essex County Cricket Club exploring opportunities for planning and development in Essex. We will be joined by Jeremy Potter, Planning and Strategic Housing Policy Manager at Chelmsford City Council, who will provide ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

Siân Llewelyn


e sllewelyn@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298222



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