Severability of adjudicators’ decisions, and genuine belief in sum stated as due in payment notices

Construction analysis: In Downs Road v Laxmanbhai, the Technology and Construction Court provided important guidance on when an adjudicator’s decision may and may not be severed, so as to preserve the enforceable parts of an award which has been found to be unenforceable in part. The case also provides an example of an adjudicator’s decision […]

13th September 2021

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Case Note

A recent decision in a lower court, now possibly on its way to the Court of Appeal, has opened up interesting legal questions on the extent of a negligent party’s liability in bailment and tort for damage to hired equipment. Legal argument in a two day appeal hearing, in front of Recorder Benson QC sitting […]

19th April 2021

Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Limited

In a case note written for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Quentin Tannock and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard summarise and analyse the recent judgment in Triple Point and the correct approach towards liquidated damages for delay clauses. Quentin and Jonathan’s case note is now available on the SCL website.

15th March 2019

Review of Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown

Laura Wright and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard review Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown, in which he considered the effect of the new guidance. In the recent Commercial Court decision AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm), Bryan J held that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property within the meaning of English law. […]

28th January 2020

Construction Newsletter – How long do the Liquidated Damages continue?

The latest edition of our Construction Newsletter is now available. This edition, written by Quentin Tannock and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard, features the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 230. In this case, the Court of Appeal gives comprehensive guidance as to the […]

30th May 2019

IntoUniversity & King’s College London Legal Outreach Project

Our most recent tenant, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard, recently took part in one of a series of events run by IntoUniversity, an award-winning educational charity. The aim of the charity is to help get children from disadvantaged backgrounds into university. In 2017, 74% of IntoUniversity students progressed to university compared with 38% of all students nationally. The […]

15th November 2018

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