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David Sears QC and Crispin Winser to speak to the SCL in Manchester

News | 9th Jan 2019

David Sears QC and Crispin Winser will be speaking to the Society of Construction Law on: When insolvency trumps rough justice: injunctions and stays of execution of adjudication proceedings. This event is being held on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 6:00pm at Friends Meeting House, Room F13, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS For further details and to […]

Crispin Winser successfully defends negligence claim against civil engineer

News | 17th Sep 2018

In Williams Tarr v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC), the claimant contractor alleged that the defendant civil engineer had been negligent in the design of a gabion retaining wall at a development in Congleton in Cheshire, as a result of which it was necessary to stabilise the retaining wall by installing sheet piling.  The claimant […]

First edition of GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration

News | 8th Sep 2017

Crown Office Chambers would like to announce the launch of the first edition of GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration With contribution from Roger ter Haar QC, Crispin Winser and Maurice Holmes, Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration takes the reader through the essential detail of preparing, mitigating and managing construction disputes internationally. From preparing contracts and […]

Dawnus Construction Holdings v Marsh Life [2017] EWHC 1066 (TCC)

News | 11th May 2017

In a judgment handed down today, 11 May 2017, HHJ McKenna (sitting as a High Court Judge in the TCC in London) enforced a £1.25m adjudication award in favour of the contractor, Dawnus. Background Marsh Life had engaged Dawnus under a JCT 2011 Design & Build Contract to design and build a hotel together with […]

Guidance from the Court of Appeal on the Party Wall Act and neighbouring basement construction

News | 14th Nov 2016

Gray v Elite Town Management Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ  1318 (Court of Appeal, 3 November 2016) Background The Appellant, Mr Gray, had constructed a basement at his property by excavating soil and installing contiguous piles around the new space. The Respondent, ETML, later decided to construct a basement under its adjoining property by underpinning the […]

Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC): incorporation of main contract adjudication provisions into sub-contract

News | 3rd Dec 2014

Judgment was handed down today in Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC), an adjudication enforcement action in which the main issue was whether the adjudication provisions of the main contract had been incorporated into the sub-contract. A copy of the judgment is available by clicking the link at the end of this article. Background Loppingdale […]


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