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Construct Newsletter August 2019

Issue 119

“Welcome to our August 2019 edition of Prettys’ Construct bulletin

This month we look at:

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

Rebecca Palmer

Contents

Economic duress and forming contracts ā€“ when is too much pressure?

The High Court decision of Times Travel (UK) Ltd (‘Times Travel’) v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (‘PIAC’) set aside a contract on the basis of economic duress.  The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of PIAC as it was only exerting lawful pressure ... Read more

A reminder about the importance of clear contract drafting

The case of Macquarie Capital (‘MC’) v Nordsee is a recent High Court decision which further clarifies the principles surrounding contract interpretation and clear drafting. The facts The case involves a wind farm developer, Nordsee, who engaged an investment bank, MC, to raise finance for ... Read more

The Duty owed by Approved Inspectors

Approved Inspectors provide an alternative to local authority building control and as experienced building control professionals they can help to ensure Building regulations compliance is achieved on site. A recent case has brought Approved Inspectors into the spotlight, The Lessees and Management Company ... Read more

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Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

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Michael Booth

Solicitor

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