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The rare simultaneous occurrence of two otherwise common events was an 'abnormal occurrence', which did not put the charterers of a ship which ran aground in port in breach of the 'safe port' warranty they gave to the owners. 11 May 2017
ANALYSIS: In a recent decision, Scotland's highest court considered the effect that limiting the contractor's obligations to a standard of reasonable skill and care will have on its liability for defects. 21 Apr 2017
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
English and Scottish courts have taken a different approach to disputes about delays in construction projects with more than one cause. Recent cases have not resulted in a unified approach.
Pre-action protocols govern the actions and conduct of parties to disputes in England and Wales before court proceedings begin.
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
This guide was last updated in September 2013.
This guide was last updated on 12 April 2013.
A company's "misleading" and "deliberate" failure to disclose the existence of relevant correspondence to an arbitrator gave the court sufficient grounds on which to overturn the award. 24 Mar 2017
ANALYSIS: The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts have proposed setting up a specialist technology and construction division (TCD), in what could be a significant and positive step in the UAE for dispute resolution. 23 Mar 2017
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