Commercial & Legal

Once made, contracts are meant to be adhered to. That has always been  the attitude of the law. The role of the courts, therefore,...

Today subcontractors are a key component of the supply chain and a foundation for the business model that both principal and specialist contractors have...

Barrister Professor Rudi Klein explains the recently revised statutory guidance on the 30-day payment rule applicable to public sector works under the Public Contracts Regulations...

There is growing concern over the increasing legal costs of pursuing claims in adjudication to deny payment rights. Small and medium sized firms are...

Barrister Professor Rudi Klein suggests that it is absolutely essential to double-check that the payment terms of a proposed contract make sense and that they...

Barrister Professor Rudi Klein delves into the latest case on the payment procedure under the Construction Act.  The statutory payment procedure The payment procedure under the...

Barrister Professor Rudi Klein considers a recent case where a company sought to duck out of an email agreement. The background The case is Mi-Space (UK)...

Despite the ups and downs – a strong first half, a slowdown in the third quarter and weakness in early data for Q4 –...

Falling oil and steel prices are having a  dramatic impact on the wider economy, but the cost of materials in the interiors  sector is...

One of the themes in the Enterprise Bill relates to payment practices with the small business commissioner being tasked with adjudicating payment complaints against...