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Construct Newsletter February 2019

February 2019 Issue 114

Welcome to our February 2019 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


Adjudication and insolvency

In the August 2018 issue we looked at the case of Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited v Bresco Electrical Services Limited (in liquidation). This case has now been reviewed by a conjoined appeal to the Court of Appeal with the case of Cannon ... Read more

Update on Retention Reform

In our May edition we discussed the government’s proposals to introduce alternatives to cash retentions in an attempt to reduce cash-flow issues across the construction industry. Cash retentions are commonly used in standard form industry contracts and the term refers to the common ... Read more

Business Academy event

Our Business Academy Brexit Forum at Wherstead Park was a great success, thank you to all who attended. We discussed the potential impact of Brexit and had many insightful questions from our guests and positive feedback from our guests including that the speakers ... Read more

Amending JCT contracts

Making amendments to a JCT contract is commonplace however recent case law has highlighted the need for careful drafting to avoid unintended (and potentially expensive) consequences. In the case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 990, ... Read more

Developers Club on Rural Development Issues

We are delighted to invite you to our Developers’ Club seminars taking place at Suffolk Food Hall on Thursday 7 March 2019 and Essex Cricket Club on Thursday 14 March 2019. Will Hargreaves, Associate Director and Head of Rural at Savills Ipswich Office and ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

Michael Booth


e mbooth@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298214



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