- Scaffolding contract reflected commercial realities—no evidence of economic duress (Rotamead v Durston Scaffolding)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Construction analysis: The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) gave judgment in favour of a claimant seeking payment of overdue hire charges and the delivery up of scaffold equipment in the defendants’ possession. The TCC rejected arguments that the defendants had contracted with the claimant under economic duress. The contracts made commercial sense at the time they were entered, and there was no evidence that the claimant had pressured the defendants into agreement. Note that this judgment is dated 27 August 2020, but was only made available on 16 October 2020.
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