A cautionary tale on sub-optimal termination

The termination of a contract is a serious matter that can arise all too commonly in the construction industry. It is an area fraught with risk and the consequences for wrongfully terminating a contract – even where you think you have the right to do so – can be severe as an employer learned in … Read more

Managing Contractor Insolvency: Part 2 – legal, commercial and other practical considerations for mitigating the impact of contractor insolvency

This is part 2 of our 3-part blog series. In part 1, we discussed the key signs and implications of contractor insolvency, as well as the further consequences of insolvency involving a joint venture contractor. In this part 2, we discuss the legal, commercial and other practical considerations for mitigating the impact of contractor insolvency.  … Read more

Understanding the Impact of the Triple Point Case on Construction Contracts

The recent decision in the Court of Appeal case of Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 230 challenges certain assumptions typically made in relation to liquidated damages clauses, and is of considerable relevance to the construction industry. The decision related to the interpretation of a liquidated damages clause for … Read more

Construction Contract & Claims Management Podcast Series: Pitfalls of Suspending or Terminating a Construction Contract

What are the potential pitfalls of suspending or terminating a construction contract? The London Construction & Infrastructure Group are pleased to share the latest episode in our ‘Construction Contract & Claims Management’ podcast series which explores the legal and practical issues arising from the suspension or termination of construction contracts. This episode can be found … Read more