Construction case tracker

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Construction case tracker

The Construction case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2020 and 2021 considered relevant to construction lawyers, with cases listed in reverse chronological order. For previous years, see the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 archives.

Public procurement cases are listed in the UK public procurement case tracker and the EU public procurement case tracker. Key upcoming appeal cases are listed in the Construction horizon scanner (Appeal cases).

Judgment dateCaseTopicNews AnalysisSummary
7 Sep 2021Downs Road Development LLP v Laxmanbhai Construction (UK) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2441 (TCC)Adjudication
Severability of adjudicators’ decisions, and genuine belief in sum stated as due in payment notices (Downs Road Development LLP v Laxmanbhai Construction)The TCC 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 being found unenforceable for a breach of natural justice, and sets out a test that the employer must have a ’genuine belief‘ in the sums stated in a payment notice
17 Aug 2021The Front Door (UK) Ltd (trading as Richard Reid Associates) v Lower Mill Estate Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 2324 (TCC)Consultant appointments
Contract law
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