Construction case tracker
Construction case tracker

The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Construction case tracker

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
30 Apr 2021Beattie Passive Norse Ltd v Canham Consulting Ltd [2021] EWHC 1116 (TCC)Professional negligence
Contract law
The High Court considered a claim for damages in respect of the defendant’s allegedly negligent design of the foundations of two buildings. The court found that the claimant was not entitled to loss arising from the demolition of the buildings—while the defendant had been negligent in some respects, the effective cause of the claimant’s decision to demolish the buildings was the presence of defects for which the defendant was not responsible.
30 Apr 2021Prater Ltd v John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd [2021] EWHC 1113 (TCC)AdjudicationThe TCC enforced an adjudicator’s decision, finding that, where the adjudicator had based its decision on a decision made in a previous adjudication between the parties, the defendant could not resist enforcement by arguing that the previous adjudicator had lacked

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