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The Rt Hon Lord Justice Coulson

October 2019

A paper presented at the Society of Construction Law London Conference 2019

The paper provides a whistle stop tour of ten notable cases from the past year in useful summary form with thought-provoking comment. The decisions, ranging from North Midland v Cyden Homes to the recent judgment in Bennett v CIMC, explore the topics of delay, practical completion, duties of care, adjudication, payment provisions, public procurement and relational contracts, the last of which has seen substantial development in the last few years. The author invites the reader to delve more deeply into these topics.

1. Introduction – 2. Changing landscape – 3. Delay – 4. Practical completion – 5. Duties of care – 6. Adjudication – 7. Payment provisions – 8. Public procurement – 9. Relational contracts – 10. Conclusion

The author: The Rt Hon Lord Justice Coulson is a Lord Justice of Appeal andthe President of The Society of Construction Law.

Text: 12 pages

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October 2019, printed and online, 1.2MB

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