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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.

Focus on FIDIC

How do you find the dispute resolution clauses in FIDIC's 1999 and 2017 Rainbow Suites?

This commentary by Christopher Seppala describes the current provisions on direct arbitration, proposes how those provisions should be implemented, identifies a respondent's potential defences, and concludes with some future recommendations. 

We welcome any feedback on the issues raised in this article. Contact kate.clifton@lloydslistintelligence.com

Latest issues

Building Law Monthly

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The latest issue of Building Law Monthly features three judgments from the Technology and Construction Court and one from the Court of Appeal:

  • Illumnesia Ltd (t/a AlterEgo Facades) v RFL Facades Ltd [2023] EWHC 3122 (TCC)
  • University of Exeter v Allianz Insurance plc [2023] EWCA Civ 1484
  • Van Elle v Keynvor Morlift Ltd [2023] EWHC 3137 (TCC)
  • Pinewood Technologies Asia Pacific Ltd v Pinewood Technologies plc [2023] EWHC 2506 (TCC)

Click here to view commentary on these cases and the Building Law Monthly content archive.

International Construction Law Review

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The first part of the 2024 volume of The International Construction Law Review considers a broad range of issues including sustainability in construction projects, global “megatrends” in the use of smart contracts, and constructive acceleration.

It also examines the “troubled evolution” of Australian common law in the context of the doctrines of prevention and penalties, with analysis of the Dunlop judgment and Peak precedent. 

Click here to view the latest issue. Part 2 of the journal will publish in April 2024.

Construction Law Reporter

CLS CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD v WJG EVANS AND SONS (A PARTNERSHIP)

CPR Part 8 – Whether claim suitable for Part 8 proceedings – Whether relationship between parties governed by letter of intent
Online Published Date:  12 Feb 2024

UK GRID SOLUTIONS LTD AND ANOTHER v SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION PLC

Adjudication – Alleged failure to exhaust jurisdiction – Whether financial award made by adjudicator was meaningless and unenforceable
Online Published Date:  12 Feb 2024

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Building Law Reports

CRYSTAL ELECTRONICS LTD v DIGITAL MOBILE SPECTRUM LTD

[2024] BLR 26
Adjudication – Construction operations – Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, sections 104 and 105 – Installation of systems forming part of the land – Matter of fact and degree – Work on televisions and aerials.

J & B HOPKINS LTD v A & V BUILDING SOLUTION LTD

[2024] BLR 56
Permission to appeal – Stay of execution – Consequential orders.

VAN ELLE LTD v KEYNVOR MORLIFT LTD

[2024] BLR 40
Adjudication – Construction operations – Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, sections 104 and 105 – Installation forming part of the land – Where England ends – Were works within England – Natural justice – Matters not addressed by adjudicator.

CHURCHILL v MERTHYR TYDFIL COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (THE LAW SOCIETY, THE BAR COUNCIL, THE CIVIL MEDIATION COUNCIL, THE CENTRE FOR EFFECTIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, HOUSING LAW PRACTITIONERS’ ASSOCIATION, THE SOCIAL HOUSING LAW ASSOCIATION, INTERVENERS)

[2024] BLR 12
CPR 26.5 – Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols – Whether a court can order parties to engage in ADR – The circumstances in which an order should be made.

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