HENRY HATHAWAY identifies some of the critical reasons why contract disputes arise and suggests some ways to address concerns before they become problems.
If a contractor has based its pricing on a client’s consultant designs that are wrong, what can they do?
HENRY HATHAWAY outlines the principle behind a Deed of Novation and suggests that when it comes to projects where design obligations are being transferred to the contractor, the appropriate instrument must be implemented.
HENRY HATHAWAY writes any party entering into a contract where there is a Design & Build must ask itself whether or not the standard form of contract or bespoke drafting contains sufficient terms to address the scenarios envisaged.
Henry Hathaway asks when it comes to off-site construction or manufacturing, from a legal perspective, when does construction, in fact, commence on a project?
The perils of beginning work without agreeing the precise basis upon which it is to be done – Henry Hathaway
Henry Hathaway – “Courts or other tribunals are simply not there to make a bad bargain a good one, they will simply give effect to the terms that the parties agreed upon”
Anthony Hussey of Hussey Fraser Solicitors addresses the requirement to give notice of claim under most forms of contract. “Under most forms of contract it is now a condition precedent to making a claim that notice be given of the claim within a short period of time.” The requirement to give notice of […]
Rhona Henry is Head of Matheson’s Construction and Engineering Group. In this issue she poses a simple question that is sure to be of interest… What the Irish Courts say Most stakeholders in the construction industry know their way around the Statute of Limitations 1957 in the context of time triggers for construction claims. But […]
The Construction Industry Federation has announced that law firm Maples and Calder as sponsor of the CIF Annual Conference, which will take place in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin on Tuesday 1st October. The theme of this year’s conference is “Activity, Jobs and Solutions”. The construction industry is now in recovery phase with […]
The long-awaited Construction Contracts Act moved a step closer today with the news that Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, has announced the commencement of the application process for appointment to the Panel of Adjudicators under the Construction Contracts Act, 2013. This Act introduces new minimum payment arrangements between parties to a construction contract […]
Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Shane Dolan as a partner in its construction team. Shane practices in both contentious and non-contentious construction law and has advised a wide range of construction professionals on all aspects of construction contracts. He also advises in relation to various aspects of maritime […]