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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.
Recent decisions have given some clarification on the notice period needed when a sub-contractor on a FIDIC contract requests a time extension or an extra payment due to an unexpected event or circumstance.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
An Australian trading house which co-ordinates investment with some of China's biggest businesses is to partner with a London council on an ambitious new housing scheme, it has announced. 06 Apr 2017
Clarity over the UK's future relationship with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the status of EU workers should be obtained as early as possible during the Brexit negotiation process, a panel of infrastructure industry experts has said. 28 Mar 2017
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