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56 Time at large

| Commentary

56 Time at large

An obligation to complete within a reasonable time may also arise where the contractor has been prevented from meeting a specified completion date either by the employer’s breach of contract1 or by something for which the employer is responsible2. In such circumstances, unless it is possible to grant an extension of time for completion3, time is said to be ‘at large’4, with the important effects that any contractual provision for liquidated damages will fall5and the employer will have to prove that the contractor took longer than a

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