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Construct Newsletter - July 2017

Issue 95


to our July 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


Exclusion Clauses in Commercial Contracts

Introduction The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the case of Persimmon Homes v Ove Arup [2017] EWCA CIV 373 signalled a potentially significant development in the interpretation of exemption clauses. The case concerned who was liable for additional costs incurred by the late ... Read more

Standstill Agreements

Introduction In the recent case of Russell v Stone the court considered the interpretation of three standstill agreements and found that they operated to suspend, rather than extend, time for the purposes of limitation. What is a standstill agreement? A standstill agreement can be drafted in ... Read more

Lejonvarn v Burgess - The Perils of Providing Services Free of Charge

Introduction The recent Court of Appeal decision in Lejonvarn v Burgess, in which an architect and project manager was sued for damages of £265,000 for a job she did free of charge, provides a sobering reminder to professionals and their insurers that the provision ... Read more

Fixed Price Products

Our expert solicitors have developed a range of fixed price products available at affordable prices and intended to be used and re-used as often as you need. Designed to save you time and money and make it simple to document contractual relations, they ... Read more



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