Julia Smith

Contractor fails to land novel jurisdictional challenge to adjudication enforcement

6 August 2021

As the primary purpose of the adjudication scheme is to facilitate cashflow in the construction industry you are always going to be facing an uphill battle to persuade a court not to enforce an adjudication award. That is not to…

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Doing the Deed: Be there or be square

6 August 2021

As many of us have adapted to working almost exclusively from home, we’ve begun to rely more heavily on online methods of communication: signing documents electronically is commonplace; court hearings now occur virtually. Where the law hasn’t adapted yet, though,…

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What do you do when your Expert is struck out on the First Day of Trial?

3 August 2021

A question that Freudenberg FST GmbH and their lawyers Fladgate LLP were left asking themselves following the Technology & Construction Court’s decision to exclude their expert evidence for egregious breaches of their experts’ duty to the Court. While this is…

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Business Interruption Insurance – Are You Suffering?

17 May 2021

£2.1 Billion of Possible Claims. 370,000 policy holders or more affected. 700 types of policy. Life is difficult enough during the Covid Pandemic without insurers trying to wriggle out of policies that were brought to provide a financial comfort blanket…

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