Legal terms explained: Frustration and force majeure

The doctrine of frustration Lord Radcliffe stated in Davis Contractors v Fareham UDC [1956] AC 696 ‘Frustration occurs wherever the law recognises that without default of either party a contractual obligation has become incapable of being performed because the circumstances in which performance is called for would render it a thing radically different from that … Read more

Procurement policy note sets out support for suppliers

Construction suppliers at risk of insolvency due to coronavirus should continue to be paid by contracting authorities even if service delivery is disrupted or temporarily suspended, the Government has urged. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you … Read more

Call for changes to witness evidence

Construction disputes are set to be impacted by the recommendations of a report on factual witness evidence in trials, write guest editors Akin Akinbode and Tracey Summerell of Dentons LLP in the latest edition of Construction Law. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your … Read more

Construction Law January/February 2020

Editor’s comment High speed vanity? Editor Nick Barrett asks in the wake of yet another report critical of HS2, whether the UK is in danger of buying another expensive lesson in how not to procure infrastructure, which it will ignore like all the others. News Our regular construction law and procurement news round up includes … Read more

Reports from the courts: March 2019

Our regular analysis of the court cases most relevant to construction comes from Andrew Croft and Ben Spannuth of Beale & Company Solicitors LLP who focus on a decision that helps clarify the circumstances in which practical completion will be awarded; and one which is an example of the courts enforcing a commercial agreement between … Read more