Construction & Engineering

Construction & Engineering

Construction & Engineering - Related Cases

  • South Coast Construction v Iverson Road [2017] EWHC 61 (TCC)
    adjudication, insolvency, whether enforcement claim should proceed notwithstanding statutory moratorium

  • Gray v Elite Town Management [2016] EWCA Civ 1318
    extent of duty to avoid unnecessary inconvenience under s.7(1) Party Wall Act, appointment of surveyors, declaratory relief

  • Beumer Group UK Ltd v Vinci Construction UK Ltd (2016) EWHC 2283 (TCC)

    Adjudication Enforcement in relation to works on the south terminal baggage handling system at Gatwick airport under an NEC 3 subcontract. Vinci sought to resist the enforcement by alleging breach of natural justice and a risk that the fair minded and informed observer would conclude there was a real possibility of bias

  • Southern Gas Networks plc v Thames Water Utilities [2016] EWHC 1669
    The losses which are recoverable under section 82 of the New Streets and Roadworks Act 1991 and statutory ouster of common law liability

  • Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd [2016] B.L.R. 382; 166 Con. L.R. 52 - Constriction contracts, completion dates and liquidated damages.

  • Jockey Club Racecourse Ltd v Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd [2016] 4 W.L.R. 43  [2016] 1 Costs L.R. 123 considers the requirements of a valid Part 36 Offer as to liability where quantum uncertain/in dispute

  • Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction plc
    Supreme Court: [2015] UKSC 38: [2015] 1WLR 2961
    Court of Appeal: [2013] EWCA Civ 1514; [2014] 1 W.L.R. 1220 [2014] Bus. L.R. 367 [2013] 2 C.L.C. 1019
    First Instance: [2013] EWHC 1322 (TCC): [2013] Bus. L.R. 1199
    Preliminary issue as to identification of the cause of action and applicable limitation period for a party paying monies following an adjudication decision to seek a final determination and, if successful, recovery.

  • Gray v Elite Town Management (Central London TCC, 23 July 2015)
    appeal under the Party Wall Act arising from adjoining basement constructions

  • Network Rail v Handy et al [2015] EWHC 1175 (TCC)
    Test cases concerning the scope of damages payable to Network Rail by drivers causing line incursions or bridge strikes.

  • Network Rail v Handy et al [2015] EWHC 1460 (TCC)
    Costs following trial

  • Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC); [2015] CILL 3613; [2015] BLR 183
    adjudication, incorporation of main contract adjudication provisions into sub-contract, multiple disputes 

  • Harding v Paice & Springall [2014] EWHC 3824 (TCC)
    adjudication, injunctions, previous decisions, meaning of "same or substantially the same" in paragraph 9(2) of the Scheme

  • PP Construction v Geoffrey Osborne Limited [2015] EWHC 325 (TCC)

  • A.T. Stannard v Tobutt [2014] EWHC 3491 (TCC)
    adjudication, novation, waiver of jurisdictional challenge

  • Rohan & Ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners (DIFC Court of Appeal, 16 October 2014)
    re-opened appeal, late amendments, sale and purchase agreements, delay in completion, force majeure

  • Harrison v Shepherd Homes [2014] EWHC 2786 (TCC)
    costs in multi-party construction dispute

  • Bache v Zurich Insurance plc [2014] EWHC 2430 (TCC); [2014] Lloyd's Rep IR 33
    construction of building guarantee policy

  • Greenwich Millennium Village v Essex Services Group plc [2014] EWCA Civ 960
    important Court of Appeal decision on indemntiy clauses

  • Mul v Hutton Construction Ltd [2014] EWHC 1797 (TCC); [2014] All ER (D) 58 (Jun)
    interpretation of "appropriate deduction" for defects under cl 2.30 of JCT Intermediate Form of Contract (2005)

  • American International Bank Ltd (in receivership) v Landmark Ltd [2014] UK PC 17 (Privy Council)
    successfully upheld agreement for electricity supply in Antigua

  • 199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 43 (TCC)
    engineers' negligence, flooding

  • Bank of Ireland v Phillip Pank Partnership [2014] EWHC 284 (TCC)
    surveyors' negligence

  • Rohan & Ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners (DIFC Court of Appeal, 11 February 2014)
    sale and purchase agreements, whether notices of force majeure effective to extend completion date

  • Muir Wood v BDW Ltd (Central London County Court)
    claim based on NHBC Buildmark Policy

  • Alexander & Law v Coveside (21BPR) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3949 (TCC)
    relationship between adjudication enforcement and insolvency - existence of a winding up petition not a defence to summary judgment

  • Greenwich Millennium Village v Essex Services Group [2013] EWHC 3059 (TCC) (LTL 31/10/13)
    claim arising out of catastrophic flood at residential development

  • Glendalough Associated SA v Harris Calnan Construction Co Ltd [2013] EWHC 3142 (TCC); [2014] 1 WLR 1751
    construction adjudication - injunctions

  • Pioneer Cladding v John Graham Construction [2013] EWHC 2954 (TCC) [2014] CILL 3445
    adjudication enforcement - stay of execution where sub-contractor had misled contractor as to its financial health

  • Rohan & ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners (DIFC Court of First Instance, 4 August 2013)
    sale and purchase agreements, delay in completion, whether notices effective to extend completion date, whether engineer's determinations of contractor's extension of time claims could be relied on by seller

  • Thameside Construction Co Ltd v Stevens [2013] EWHC 2071 (TCC)
    enforcement of adjudication award

  • Antigua Power Company Ltd v Attorney General [2013] UKPC 23 (Privy Council)
    successful appeal upholding JVA for electricity provision in Antigua

  • Daniel v Mode [2013] EWHC 3614 (TCC)
    claim against manufacturer of electrical goods installed in a construction project which were alleged to have caused a significant fire

  • Nulty & ors v Milton Keynes BC [2013] EWCA Civ 15; [2013] 1 WLR 1183; [2013] Lloyd's Rep IR 243; [2013] BLR 134
    fire claim: correct approach to balance of probabilities test, the role of circumstantial evidence, and how judges should approach the issue of competing possible causes

  • Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC); [2013] C.I.L.L. 3289
    £3.5m claim by employer against steel erector who erected a platform from which a man later fell and suffered very serious injuries - contractor's obligation to warn about deficiencies in design - contractor's fitness for purpose obligations in tort - whether a contractor is entitled to delegate its responsibilities to others further down the contractual chain - apportionment under the Civil Liability Contribution Act 1978 where several Defendants are sued and some have already paid substantial sums by way of settlement to the party claiming contribution

  • Rivercove v Euro Rubberlines [2012] EWHC 2593 (TCC); Environmental Law Monthly Volume 21 Issue 11
    oil pollution

  • Smith & ors v South Eastern Power Networks [2012] EWHC 2541 (TCC)
    test cases determining the liability of the electricity distribution industry for fires caused by overheating mains cut-out fuses

  • Cadbury v ADT [2012] BLR 441
    engineer's negligence, contract formation, sale of goods, and contributory negligence

  • Harrison v Shepherd Homes Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 904
    defective homes, measure of damages

  • Odedra v Ball [2012] EWHC 1790 (TCC)
    privilege and the obligations governing disclosure of expert evidence in a pollution claim

  • Archlane v Johnson Controls [2012] EWHC B12 (TCC)
    claim involving a flood at Sea Containers House, late amendments to pleadings

  • Interserve Industrial Services Ltd v ZRE Katowice SA  [2012] EWHC 3205 (TCC)
    Implication of an arbitration agreement into a settlement agreement which was related to, but separate from, an underlying construction sub-contract, and which contained a dispute resolution clause referring disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  • Sweett (UK) (formerly Cyril Sweett) v Michael Wight Homes [2012] EW Misc 3 (CC)
    quantity surveyors acting as employer's agent not liable for contractor's failure to execute performance bond

  • Inframatrix Investments v Dean Construction [2012] EWCA Civ 64, 140 Con LR 59, [2012] CILL 3145
    construction and effect of contractual 1 year limitation period

  • Cadbury v ADT [2011] BLR 661
    engineer's negligence, contract formation, sale of goods, contributory negligence

  • Thameside Construction Co Ltd v Arthenella Ltd [2011] EWHC 2695 (TCC)
    establishing that case had been settled in the run-up to trial by an oral agreement between the principals

  • Conarken Group Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd  [2011] SC
    Instructed on application to Supreme Court for permission to appeal from [2011] EWCA Civ 644; [2012] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 692; [2011] 2 C.L.C. 1; [2011] B.L.R. 462;
    Test case concerning the scope of damages payable to Network Rail by drivers causing line incursions or bridge strikes.

  • Witney Town Council v Beam Construction (Cheltenham) Ltd [2011] EWHC 2332 (TCC), [2011] TCLR 8, [2011] BLR 707, [2011] CILL 3090, 139 ConLR 1
    meaning of "a dispute" in construction adjudication

  • Cadbury v ADT 145 Con. L.R. 14
    interim payments on account and "no loss" arguments.

  • Harrison & ors v Shepherd Homes [2011] EWHC 1811 (TCC); 27 Const LJ 709
    contractual duties of homebuilder, duty under the Defective Premises Act, notice under NHBC Buildmark, diminution in value of houses as a result of defective piled foundations

  • Berent v (1) Family Mosaic Housing Association (2) London Borough of Islington [2011] EWHC 1353 (TCC)
    subsidence caused by tree roots – whether Defendants liable prior to notice – whether damage reasonably foreseeable

  • PMP Electrical Services Ltd v Henley Homes (East) LLP [2011] EWHC 599 (TCC)
    successfully opposing a claim in misrepresentation/ deceit in respect of a cabling contract, dealing with an application for security for costs, and obtaining an order for payment of costs by a non-party

  • Ellis Building Contractors v Goldstein [2011] EWHC 269 (TCC); [2011] CILL 3049
    adjudication - apparent bias - use of "without prejudice" material

  • Liberty Syndicate Management v Campagna [2011] EWHC 209 (TCC); 27 Const LJ 275
    test case of duties owed by site audit surveyors to latent defects insurers

  • Fileturn Ltd v Royal Garden Hotel Ltd [2010] EWHC 1736 (TCC), [2010] BLR 512, 131 Con LR 118, [2010] CILL 2912
    enforcement of adjudication award

  • Aldgate Construction Company Ltd v Unibar Plumbing and Heating Ltd [2010] EWHC 1063 (TCC); 26 Const LJ 478
    successful claim for lost profits from fire damaged development

  • The Buncefield litigation (Commercial Court, Court of Appeal & TCC, 2008-2010)
    Explosion at tank farm - property damage - joint ventures - contract - indemnities - economic losses - recovery of pure economic loss in tort - negligence - public nuisance - private nuisance - product liability - £1bn claim

  • Royal Bank of Scotland v Chandra [2010] EWHC 105 (Ch); [2010] 1 Lloyd's Rep 677
    duties owed by bank to sureties of customer's liabilities under building contract

  • Macsalvors Plant Hire Ltd v Brush Transformers Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1329; [2010] CILL 2809; [2010] TCLR 2; Ward, Smith and Rimer LJJ
    Counsel for a plant owner in a claim against a hirer testing the meaning and extent of Clauses 8 and 13 of the CPA conditions in relation to injuries to the plant driver caused by the driver’s and the owner's breach of duty

  • Three Valleys Water PLC v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority [2009] EWHC 3109 (TCC) Edwards-Stuart J
    respective responsibilities of water companies and fire authorities for the repair and maintenance of fire hydrants

  • Geoffrey Osborne Ltd v Atkins Rail Ltd [2010] BLR 363

  • Upton McGougan v Bellway Homes [2009] EWHC 1449 (TCC)
    requirement for particulars of breach to be pleaded where professional negligence is alleged - relationship between statements of case and expert reports

  • Coal Pension Properties v Nu Way Ltd (2009) 124 Con LR 76
    explosion caused by defective gas booster

  • The Edmond Stern Settlement v Simon Levy Associates No.s 1 and 2 [2009] EWHC 14 (TCC); [2009] NPC 6; 113 Con LR 92
    successful appeal from Arbitrator's Awards on a point of law

  • OSC Building Services v Interior Dimensions Contracts [2009] EWHC 248 (TCC); [2009] CILL 2688
    adjudication - whether adjudicator exceeded jurisdiction - whether respondent submitted to wider jurisdiction by engaging in the adjudication without protest

  • Allen Wilson Joinery v Privetgrange Construction [2008] EWHC 2802 (TCC); [2009] TCLR 1; 123 Con LR 1
    adjudication - implied terms - contract in writing within s.107 of the HGCRA

  • Orchard Construction v Gallant [2008] EWHC 2726 (TCC)
    final account claim, breach of contract

  • Cubitt Building & Interiors Ltd v Richardson Roofing (Industrial) Ltd [2008] BLR 354; 119 Con LR 137; [2008] CILL 2588
    incorporation of arbitration clause and the right to stay for adjudication

  • Taylor Woodrow Construction v RMD Kwikform Ltd [2008] EWHC 825 (TCC); [2008] 2 Lloyd's Rep 345; [2009] 1 All ER (Comm) 770; 118 Con LR 57; [2008] BLR 383
    whether arbitrator validly appointed

  • London Underground v Metronet Rail [2008] EWHC 502 (TCC), Ramsey J
    PPP dispute – contract - rights of London Underground to issue corrective action notices in respect of the delayed provision of station upgrades.

  • Metronet Rail BCV Ltd v London Underground Ltd [2007] All ER (D) 99 TCC (Ramsey J)
    PPP dispute – contract - obligations under the PPP service contract for provision of power for the Victoria Line upgrade.

  • Braes of Doune Wind Farm (Scotland) Ltd v Alfred McAlpine Business Services Ltd [2008] EWHC 426 (TCC); [2008] 1 Lloyd's Rep 608
    arbitration in Scotland, jurisdiction of English court, liquidated damages clause

  • Landfast (Anglia) Ltd v Cameron Taylor One Ltd [2008] EWHC 343 (TCC); 117 Con LR 53
    recoverability of damages where loss suffered by assignee rather than assignor

  • Orange Personal Communications Services Ltd v Hoare Lea (A Firm) (2008) 117 Con LR 76, Akenhead J
    flood damage to Orange's Bristol data centre

  • Biffa Waste Services v Maschinenfabrik Ernst Hese [2008] BLR 155
    liquidated damages clauses - concurrent liability in contract and tort - vicarious liability - ultra-hazardous activity

  • Nigel Witham Ltd v Smith & Issacs [2008] EWHC 12 (TCC); 117 Con LR 117; [2008] TCLR 3; [2008] CILL 2557
    costs effect of a party declining to engage in mediation at a particular stage of a dispute

  • Hart v Larchpark & Fidler [2007] EWHC 291 (TCC), [2007] BLR 160, 112 Con LR 23, [2007] BCC 541, [2008] 1 BCLC 589
    security for costs

  • Neil Martin Ltd v HMRC [2007] EWCA Civ 1041
    no action lies for breach of statutory duty in relation to the processing and issuing of Construction Industry Tax deduction certificates and the Revenue owe no duty of care at common law in respect of administrative mistakes made in carrying out tasks pursuant to those statutory functions in the absence of some separate and additional assumption of responsibility by an official

  • Harris Calnan Construction Co Ltd v Ridgewood (Kensington) Ltd [2007] EWHC 2738 (TCC); [2007] CILL 2525; [2008] BLR 132
    enforcement of adjudication award

  • London Underground Ltd v Citylink Telecommunications Ltd [2007] EWHC 1749 (TCC)
    remedies in respect of erroneous findings of fact in arbitration - application in English law of the Scottish decision of Laing v Doyle

  • Hart v Larchpark & Fidler [2006] EWHC 2857 (TCC); [2007] BLR 30; [2007] TCLR 1; 109 Con LR 67; [2006] CILL 2397
    adjudicator's jurisdiction under the 1996 Act (written contracts and time limits), stays under the insolvency rules and default judgments

  • McGlinn v Waltham Contractors Ltd [2007] EWHC 149, 294, 698 (TCC)
    architect's negligence

  • Tate Gallery v Duffy Construction Ltd [2007] EWHC 361 (TCC)
    co-insurance, construction of policy, flooding

  • HG Construction Ltd v Ashwell Homes (East Anglia) Ltd [2007] EWHC 144 (TCC); [2007] CILL 2453; [2007] BLR 175; 112 Con LR 128
    adjudication enforcement

  • Bennett (Electrical) Services v Inviron [2007] EWHC 49 (QB)
    adjudicator's jurisdiction under the 1996 Act (written contracts)

  • ALE v MSD [2006] EWHC 2080 (TCC)
    adjudicator's jurisdiction under the 1996 Act (written contracts and estoppel) and insolvency

  • Capital Structures v Time & Tide Constructions [2006] EWHC 591 (TCC); [2006] CILL 2345; [2006] BLR 226
    duress as a ground for resisting enforcement of an Adjudicator's decision

  • Mirant Asia-Pacific Construction v Ove Arup [2005] EWCA Civ 1585 and [2003] EWCA Civ 1729
    engineers' negligence, assumption of responsibility and concurrent contractual and tortious duties

  • All in One Building v Makers UK Ltd [2005] EWHC 2943 (TCC); (2006) CILL 2321
    stay of execution of Adjudicator's decision on grounds of insolvency

  • Catlin Estates Ltd v Carter Jonas [2006] PNLR 273
    building surveyors, title to sue, professional negligence

  • City & General (Holborn) Limited v AYH PLC [2006] BLR 55 Jackson J
    court's powers under Arbitration Act 1996 s 18 to order two arbitrations to be heard together

  • Henry Boot Construction Ltd v Alstom Combined Cycles Ltd [2005] 1 WLR 3850
    ICE 6th - certificates - payment - limitation

  • Skanska Construction UK Ltd v Egger Barony Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 1914, (2003) CILL 1969 (Thorpe LJ, Latham LJ, Lawrence Collins J); [2005] EWCA Civ 501 (Buxton LJ, Dyson LJ, Maurice Kay LJ); [2005] EWHC 284 (TCC), (2005) CILL 2210 (HHJ Wilcox)

  • Morgan Est (Scotland) Ltd v Hanson Concrete Products Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 134, [2005] 1 WLR 2557, [2005] 3 All ER 135
    change of party after expiry of limitation period

  • Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd v Serco Ltd [2005] CILL 2232
    adjudication enforcement - liquidated damages - set-off

  • John Mowlem & Co Plc v Phi Group Ltd [2004] BLR 421 TCC (HHJ Gilliland QC)
    restitutionary awards for value of materials supplied by contractor to remedy sub-contractor's defects

  • Alstom Signalling Ltd v Jarvis Facilities Ltd [2004] EWHC 1285 (TCC)
    inclusion of pain/gain payment terms

  • AWG Construction Services Ltd v Rockingham Motor Speedway Ltd [2004] EWHC 888 (TCC)

  • Goodway & Carabos Ltd v Zurich Insurance Co [2004] EWHC 137 (TCC), 96 Con LR 49
    whether an agreement settling a claim which had been embodied in a Tomlin Order had been procured by misrepresentation and other means such as duress and fraud - consideration of what works might be appropriate pursuant to the terms of the agreement underlying the Order

  • London & Amsterdam Properties Ltd v Waterman Partnership [2004] BLR 179, [2003] EWHC 3059 (TCC)
    enforcement of Adjudicator's decision resisted on the grounds of breach of natural justice

  • Rupert Morgan Building Services Ltd v Jervis [2004] 1 WLR 1867, Court of Appeal
    successful claim for money shown on interim certificate in building contract notwithstanding defendant’s contention that sums not due because work not done - failure to serve withholding notice in time

  • Siddiqui v Hillingdon Borough Council [2003] EWHC 726; 89 Con LR 13
    nuisance, subsidence and property damage allegedly due to tree roots

  • Bovis Lend Lease Ltd v Triangle Development Ltd [2003] 1 BLR 31, 86 Con LR 26 (TCC)
    adjudication enforcement - cross claims

  • Pring & St Hill Ltd v C H Hafner (2004) 20 Const LJ 402
    adjudication enforcement

  • Layland v Fairview New Homes plc & anr [2003] BLR 20 (Ch) (Neuberger J)
    professional negligence - summary judgment - part 24 – diminution in value - relevance of expert surveyors' evidence – single joint experts

  • Co-operative Retail Services v Taylor Young Partnership [2002] UKHL 17
    co-insurance, Civil Liability (Contribution) Act

  • Parsons Plastics (Research and Development) Ltd v Purac Ltd [2002] 7 BLR 334 (CA)
    adjudication enforcement

  • Carillion Construction Ltd v Farebrother & Bros et al [2002] EWHC 216; 84 Con LR 63
    scope of contractual duties

  • John Mowlem Construction plc v Secretary of State for Defence 82 Con LR 140
    construction of settlement agreement

  • Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust v Troup Bywaters & Anders [2001] EWCA Civ 793
    environmental engineering

  • Royal Brompton NHS Trust v Hammond [2001] BLR 317, CA
    Court of Appeal's discretion to vary its judgment

  • Royal Brompton NHS Trust v Hammond [2001] EWCA Civ 550; [2001] BLR 297, CA
    court's case management powers

  • John Young & Co v The Rugby Group [2000] EWHC 36 (TCC)
    payment for work done - assignment

  • Griffin and Tomlinson v Midas Homes (2002) 18 Const LJ 67
    effect of invalid Adjudication Notice

  • George Parke v Fenton Gretton Partnership (2000) CILL 1712
    enforcement of adjudication decisions

  • Royal Brompton NHS Trust v Hammond [2000] BLR 75, TCC
    engineer's obligation to provide mechanical and electrical co-ordination drawings

  • Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust v Troup Bywaters & Anders [2000] Env LR 343
    claim against consulting engineers in relation to installation of hospital incinerators - status of expert evidence

  • West Faulkner Associates v London Borough of Newham (1994) 71 BLR 1, CA
    architects' negligence - meaning of 'proceeding regularly and diligently' in JCT determination provisions

  • Barclays Bank v Fairclough (No.2) (1994) 39 Con LR 144
    measure of damages - date for assessment of cost of remedial contracts

  • Barclays Bank Plc v Fairclough Building Ltd [1995] QB 214 CA
    contributory negligence in a building contract


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