Case Digest: TCC permits owner to make post-limitation amendment to Particulars of Claim to introduce new claim that contractor was in breach of contract by using combustible cladding on owner’s tower blocks

Martlet Homes Limited v Mulalley & Co. Limited [2021] EWHC 296 (TCC) concerned a claim brought by the owner of several high rise towers against the contractor, who had carried out refurbishment works to the towers, just before the expiry of the relevant limitation periods. The main issue considered by the TCC was whether or … Read more

COVID 19 – Construction Sites: First Step of Phase Two

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 11 May 2020, the Government published “Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy” (the “Recovery Strategy”) which sets out the next two phases of the Government’s response to COVID-19 following the Stay at Home guidance (Phase One). The next two phases are Smarter … Read more

Client Health and Safety Duties in Respect of Covid-19

This blog note provides an overview of the health and safety responsibilities of a client in respect of works being carried out pursuant to a building contract, during the implementation of UK government's social distancing rules to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more