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“When Insolvency Trumps Rough Justice: Injunctions and Stays of Execution of Adjudication Proceedings” (David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown), The Society of Construction Law

Articles | 24th Jan 2020

David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown consider the interaction between the payment and adjudication legislation, and body of law relating to insolvency, in a paper presented to The Society of Construction Law. The paper looks at insolvency as a reason to refuse to grant summary judgment and the issues arising from winding-up petitions […]

Smash and grab raiders sentenced: it’s still a fair cop

Articles | 9th Nov 2018

David Sears QC and Douglas James discuss the Court of Appeal’s long-anticipated and important decision in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2448. Introduction Back in February, in a momentous final outing as a TCC judge, Coulson J held that an employer that fails to serve a valid and timely pay […]

David Sears QC & Charles Pimlott successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice

Articles | 7th Dec 2015

David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott have been successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice, in which the court had to consider whether an earlier adjudication on related matters shut out a new adjudication. The Court of Appeal has held that an adjudicator’s previous decision that, because an employer failed to serve […]

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