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Construction Law Reporter

DAVIES v BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

Private nuisance – Japanese knotweed – Claim for diminution in value – Factual causation
Online Published Date:  20 May 2024

TCLARKE CONTRACTING LTD v BELL BUILD LTD

Part 8 proceedings – Whether claim appropriate for determination under Part 8
Online Published Date:  07 May 2024

Construction law in 2023: a review of key legal and industry developments

This article provides an overview of some of the most important construction case law, industry and procedural developments over the course of 2023. 

Its jurisdictional scope encompasses England and Wales, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and UAE with subject matter including contractual interpretation, professional negligence, adjudication enforcement, assignment and limitation. The review also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Technology and Construction Court and provides a snapshot of trends and ongoing disputes to keep an eye on in 2024.

Key judgments analysed include URS Corporation Ltd v BDW Trading Ltd [2023] BLR 437, Kajima Construction Europe (UK) Ltd and Another v Children's Ark Partnership [2023] BLR 271 and Panther Real Estate Development LLC v Modern Executive Systems Contracting LLC [2023] BLR 552.

The article is available at https://www.i-law.com/ilaw/doc/view.htm?id=438082

 

Building Law Reports

BATTERSEA PROJECT PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD v QFS SCAFFOLDING LTD

[2024] BLR 289
Adjudication – Part 8 proceedings – Enforcement of adjudicator's decision – Conclusive evidence – JCT contracts.

JALLA AND OTHERS v ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC AND OTHERS

[2024] BLR 327
Costs – CPR 44 – Whether cost should be awarded on the indemnity basis – Whether a proportional costs order should be made – Payment on accounts of costs – Wasted cost order – Senior Courts Act 1981, section 51 – CPR 46.8 – Practice Direction 46 – Non-party costs order – Application for disclosure against a non-party – CPR 31.17.

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New book available

International Construction Law: An Overview

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Edited by Wolfgang Breyer, this book offers an in-depth analysis of international construction law from all the major jurisdictions of the world, alongside their relevant contract law principles.

With each chapter written by an experienced legal professional operating in that region, International Construction Law: An Overview covers subjects including: taking over, defects liabilities, warranties, design issues, termination, bonds and guarantees, limitation of liability, and more.

Our collection of books on FIDIC contracts

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FIDIC contracts are the most widely used contracts for international construction projects around the world and are used in many different jurisdictions. Donald Charrett's series of books discussing their use includes:

FIDIC Contracts in Africa and the Middle East: A Practical Guide to Application

FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific: A Practical Guide to Application

FIDIC Contracts in the Americas: A Practical Guide to Application

FIDIC Contracts in Europe: A Practical Guide to Application

Each of these titles can be accessed as part of the Construction channel on i-law.

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