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Construct Newsletter - June 2017

Issue 94


to our June 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



NEC 3 Compensation Events – Forecasting Versus Actual Cost

In a recent decision the Northern Irish High Court has considered the correct position for the assessment of compensation events under an NEC 3 contract. The decision considers the extent to which an assessment is required to be made on the basis of ... Read more

The incorporation of main contract terms in sub contracts

In Dawnus Construction Holdings v Amey LG Ltd, HHJ Keyser QC granted declaratory relief on a point of construction related to the parties’ sub-contract. This case highlights the difficulties that can arise on construction projects, particularly when parties seek to incorporate main contract ... Read more

The importance of having a written agreement in place

In the recent case of Leslie v Farrar Construction Ltd, the Court found that a property developer who had paid his contractor undefined “build costs” was unable to recover sums he later alleged had been overpaid by him. This case serves as a ... Read more

NEC 4 Contracts

The NEC 4 suite of contracts were launched on 22 June 2017. It should be noted that all NEC 3 contracts that have already been entered into will continue to be valid and enforceable for the remainder of their limitation periods. Furthermore, NEC 3 ... Read more

Data Protection Changes – what should my business be doing now?

Background to the changes The data protection regime in the UK is set to be overhauled from 25th May 2018. This may seem like a long way off, but the changes are wide-ranging and require logistical planning by businesses. Preparation is key and we ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206





Michael Booth


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