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Construction weekly highlights—12 November 2020

Published on: 12 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Construction weekly highlights—12 November 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Disputes
  • Adjudication—enforcement
  • Litigation—damages
  • Litigation—restrictive covenants
  • Litigation—illegality defence
  • Consultants on construction projects
  • Architects Act 1997—consultation
  • Brexit
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Construction weekly highlights includes a case from the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) examining whether a letter of intent properly incorporated JCT contract terms (OD Developments v Oak Dry Lining), a Commercial Court case considering the scope of assessing damages on a counterfactual basis (Medsted Associates v Canaccord), two cases from the Supreme Court where the Court considered the relevance of public interest when modifying restrictive covenants (Alexander Devine Trust v Housing Solutions) and how the illegality defence should be applied (Henderson v Dorset Health Care), the announcement of a consultation on amendments to the Architects Act 1997, a report on the effect of a no-deal Brexit on UK construction, new Brexit transition guidance issued by the Cabinet office on public procurement, a report on the steps the construction sector will need to take to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and an ICE report on the effect of climate change on Scotland’s infrastructure. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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