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NEC: A spirit of mutual trust and comprehension?

Iain Suttie, associate director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"Opinion has ranged on clause 10.1's meaning. Some people [suggest] that it… must fundamentally condition (or qualify) each party's entitlements under the contract. Others have argued for a more restricted interpretation."

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

Helena White, barrister, Hardwicke

"It is a warning that disgruntled defendants should not be blinded, in the post-adjudication panic, to the fact that the TCC is unwilling to stray too far from the enduring principle founded by Dyson J in Macob."

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Interplay between dispute provisions of NEC3 framework and supply contracts considered

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"I'm sure that we have all wondered from time-to-time about how framework agreements and the contracts that sit under them interact… Clause 93 applied to disputes about the supply of concrete because that is what the parties' sub-contract dealt with."

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Mediation update: fundamental principles and the Irish Mediation Bill 2017

Elizabeth Repper, barrister, Keating Chambers

"Some provisions in the Bill aren't commonplace in England and Wales. However, the fundamental principles of mediation do appear..."

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Construction and Projects Global Guide

For a Q&A guide to construction and projects law and developments in key jurisdictions, see Construction and projects multi-jurisdictional guide.

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Brexit: the legal implications

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Keating on Construction contracts is the fundamental text for research on the history and principles governing building contracts; their practical application and their interpretation by the courts.

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