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Company in liquidation cannot commence adjudication claiming further sums are due

Company in liquidation cannot commence adjudication claiming further sums are due

In Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC), Fraser J in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) decided that the right to adjudicate does not trump the Insolvency Rules. It is a significant ruling for the construction sector and insolvency practitioners. Fraser J in the TCC has held [...]

Dealing with Delay Claims

When the time comes to settle the final account contractors and subcontractors are often faced with counterclaims for delay damages. Before assuming that you must accept the deduction you should consider whether the delay claim is fundamentally flawed - they often are. Look at the following basic questions first: Is there an agreed completion date? [...]