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Construct Newsletter - May 2017

Issue 93


to our May 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


Serving notices: the requirements for contractual compliance

Notice clauses are usually found at the end of commercial contracts and so can often be overlooked. Whilst a Scottish case, Hoe International Limited v Martha Goodnow Andersen & Another provides useful guidance regarding the need for strict contractual compliance in relation to ... Read more

Silence in the face of an offer to mediate

Thakkar & Anr v Patel & Anr [2017] EWCA Civ 117 was an appeal against a costs order, with one of the principal issues being the consequence of failure to mediate. The claim in question was a dilapidations claim for £210,000 which was met ... Read more

Exclusive remedies regimes: how exclusive is “exclusive”?

Trying to find a way around an exclusive remedies clause is a familiar challenge. If, for whatever reason, one of the parties cannot utilise the contract’s code for claims, the question arises: is there any way around what seems to be an exclusive ... Read more

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulation 2017

Every year, many businesses will experience severe administrative and financial burdens, simply because they are not paid on time. Late payment is a key issue for business, especially smaller businesses as it can adversely affect their cash flow, jeopardising their ability to trade ... Read more

The Construction Industry (Protection of Cash Retentions) Bill

The Construction Industry (Protection of Cash Retentions) Bill 2017 has been introduced to Parliament. Although the text of the Bill is yet to be published, it aims to curb abuse of retentions in the construction industry. However, the Bill is doomed to be pushed ... Read more



Peter Blake

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