Latest from Construction Law at Large
Recent articles in the latest edition of Corbett & Co’s Construction Law at Large newsletter:
A Surprise Award of Third Party Funding Costs outlines what exactly is third party funding and what are the implications of Essar v. Norscot for parties involved in international arbitration.
The Employer’s Agent discusses whether the Engineer’s duty to make a “fair” determination under Sub-Clause 3.5 and to “fairly” determine the amount due in Interim and Final Payment Certificates compromises the Engineer’s role as the Employer’s agent.
Quick Step: Emergency Arbitration v DAB considers whether Emergency Arbitration is inconsistent with the Dispute Adjudication Board in the FIDIC Red Book 1999.
The Risk of Relying on the Obrascon case’s ruling on Sub-Clause 20.1 Claim Notices reviews how many Contractors worldwide may now attempt to rely on the finding in this recent case relating to the timing of claim notices when postponing service of these crucial notices.
Further articles may be found in the Knowledge Hub.
In the recently published Chambers UK 2017 Edward Corbett and Dominic Helps were once again ranked as leading lawyers with Edward described as an “excellent practitioner who is very practical”. The firm also received positive feedback from clients: “They are a very good team and very easy to work with.”
Also, in Legal 500 2016 Corbett & Co has been recognised for its expertise in contentious construction with Andrew Tweeddale noted for his “exceptional written work and advocacy skills”. Edward Corbett and Martin Bridgewater were also recommended for their expertise.
Congratulations to Corbett & Co Consultant Dominic Helps who has been listed in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Construction Law.
Welcome to the team!
Corbett & Co is pleased to announce that Sara Ehsani has joined the firm to complete her training contract. Click here to read the full press release.
Corbett & Co Updates List of FIDIC Cases
Our team at Corbett & Co has updated its list of FIDIC-related court judgements and arbitral awards.
In addition to our case summaries, which we are adding to with each update, the FIDIC Case Law Table includes links to the judgments and awards, the year, jurisdiction and the list of clauses each case considers.
We hope our list is comprehensive but if you are aware of any other judgments or awards that should feature in the table, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events & Training
Lecturing and training on the FIDIC forms of contract is an important subsidiary activity undertaken at Corbett & Co. Many of these seminars are organised through Cornerstone Seminars. Full details of forthcoming seminars will be available soon but plans are for the following:
- 5-6 April 2017, FIDIC Contracts, Dubai
- 15-16 May 2017, FIDIC Contracts, London
- 15-16 June 2017, FIDIC Claims, Amsterdam
Corbett & Co Director Victoria Tyson has partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Training and worked closely with the ICE Law and Contracts examination panel to develop a new portfolio of eLearning courses that will prepare users for the highly regarded Law and Contracts examination. The suite of training modules: ICE Law & Contracts eLearning course; ICE Law & Contracts Management course for accredited ECC project managers (eLearning); and ICE Law and Contracts Management course with NEC3 ECC project manager accreditation (blended learning). Click here to visit the ICE’s website for further information.