16/09/19 - Billionaires and Bankruptcy Petitions

Construction solicitor, Sam Bawden, discusses a case in which a main contractor faced a dispute with a high-profile billionaire.

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16/08/19 - Liquidated Damages after termination

Construction solicitor Sam Bawden discusses liquidated damages clauses, and the implications on these if a contract is terminated.

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31/07/19 - Pay first, argue later – “Smash and Grab” update

Many readers will no doubt be familiar with the principle of the “smash and grab” Adjudication (hopefully because they have heard me talk about it before, and not because they have been on the wrong end of one!). The term refers to an Adjudication commenced by a contractor/sub-contractor after it has made an application for payment under a construction contract, in circumstances where its employer (which may be a main contractor) has neither issued a valid payment certificate nor a valid pay less notice but has nevertheless withheld payment.

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14/08/17 - Interim applications and pay less notices – learn from the mistakes of others

Sam Bawden, construction solicitor, discusses the importance of getting interim applications and pay less notices correct, highlighting the mistakes of others.

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14/08/17 - Just what is ‘practical completion’ in construction?

Sam Bawden, Construction Law solicitor, discusses the often contentious legal point of practical completion in the construction industry.

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17/02/17 - Court rules against Plimlico Plumbers in 'Worker' status employment case

David Dixey, Employment Law specialist, discusses this month's important Court case involving Plimlico Plumbers and the employment status of its plumbers.

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17/01/17 - Verbal construction contracts and variations to contracts

Sam Bawden, Construction Law solicitor, discusses the issues presented by verbal contracts and verbal variations to contracts in the construction industry.

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