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Construct Newsletter October 2018

Issue 110


to our October 2018 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


Project insurance for subcontractors – who does it cover?

The recent TCC decision of Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust Ltd v Lakehouse Contracts Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 558 highlights the importance of ensuring that subcontractors get sufficient protection from project insurance on construction contracts. Background The case was a claim for damages after a ... Read more

Withholding payment: the legal implications of pushing contractors into insolvency

In the recent decision of Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited [2017] EWHC 1763 (Technology and Construction Court), ICI engaged with MMT to undergo some manufacturing work. Part way through the contract, ICI stopped making any further payments to MMT ... Read more

North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes – the issues raised by delays

Background The prevention principle is a principle under English Law whereby if a party to a contract prevents the other party from performing a requirement under the contract, the preventer cannot then enforce the contractual requirement against its counterparty. In the case of construction contracts ... Read more

Developers Club October 2018

Our Developers’ Club seminars in Ipswich and Chelmsford on “Large Scale Development & Infrastructure Issues” were a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback from both. This is an important topic that needs thought and consideration, and also a chance ... 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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