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All articles are provided with the permission of the publishers and were first published in either the New Law Journal or the Property Law Journal.

  • Henry’s legacy – NLJ 7446 p 1747: Hannah Mycock & Julia Marlow reflect on The Public Bodies  Bill. The alleged purpose of the Bill is a “bonfire of quangos”, but opponents have criticised its “Henry VIII” clauses which effect those changes.
  • The rule of war – 160 NLJ 7437, p 1397: Ian Pease & Francis Neate debate below how the rule of law can be upheld in that most critical of decisions - that to go to war.
  • The thin blue line – PLJ 2010 252 p12-14 - Examining new case law on the interpretation of construction operations under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
  • Mind your language – PLJ 2010 250 p19-21 - discussing two cases showing the difficulty of applying the rules of contractual construction.
  • Big bang theory – PLJ 2010 248 p13-15. Analysis of Shell UK -v- Total UK in the Court of appeal – claims for economic loss.
  • A tender too far – PLJ 2010 246 p19-21. Analysis of the facts and findings of BSkyB  -v- HP Enterprise Services.
  • Nearly Everything Clear – PLJ 2010 244 p08-09.  Reviews the latest addition to the NEC family of standard form contracts.
  • Alterations and altercations - PLJ 2010 242 p19-21.  Reviews the significant cases of 2009.
  • Laying the foundations – PLJ 238 p05-07. Highlighting the importance of the programme in construction.
  • The edifice begins to crack – 159 NLJ 7389, p1435. A review of the House of Lords Chartbrook decision.
  • Cause célèbre - 2009 PLJ 236 p05-07. Considering Jim Ennis Construction v Premier Asphalt, a novel adjudication case concerning whether the adjudicators’ decision produced a cause of action in itself.
  • Pay when paid’ goes bust - 2009 PLJ 234 p02-04. Considering importance of maintaining terms and conditions, the Pre-Action Protocols and definitions of delivery. 
  • Caught in the chains of causation - PLJ 2009 232 p22-24.  Considering the problems of causation in construction claims.
  • Hold onto your assets, it’s going to be a rough ride – PLJ 2009 230 p19-21.  Reviews the necessity for retention of title clauses in a recession.
  • The decline of paper – PLJ 2009 228 p2-4. The effects of technology on document disclosure, and the latest tools for dealing with it.
  • The disease and its cure - PLJ 2009 226 p08-11. How the advent of new technology is changing the ways lawyers prepare cases.
  • If it ain’t broke don’t fix it - PLJ 2009 224 p08-10. With the new Construction Act on the horizon what are the its potential effects on adjudication procedures.
  • A triumph of certainty over equity - PLJ 2009 222 p02-06. An overview of the important cases and judicial highlights of 2008.
  • No pedantry with pragmatic Protocol - PLJ 2008 220 p14-16. The application and misapplication of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes.
  • A fraught case (Multiplex v Cleveland Bridge) reaches its final chapter - PLJ 2008 218 p13-15. Jackson J provides lessons for all. 
  • Mediation: assessing a little-used tool - PLJ 2008 216 p14-15. Early neutral evaluation can be a useful option for those considering mediation, assessing the pros and cons.
  • The old case of the horse and the water - PLJ 2008 214 p15-17. The Courts' stance on parties’ use of mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Duck for cover - PLJ 2008 210 p23-24. The issues surrounding joint names insurance.
  • Interpretation of contract - PLJ 2008 208 p18-20. The Investors Compensation Scheme case has highlighted the limits of pre-contractual negotiations when it comes to interpreting an agreement.
  •  The Lords and the LADs - PLJ 2008 206 p2-4. The intricacies of extension of time clauses, in relation to a claim for liquidated and ascertained damages, and the service of notices.
  • Global connections - PLJ 2008 204 p22-24. Exploring global claims in the context of a number of international decisions.  Provides some practical advice.
  • Delaying tactics - PLJ 2008 202 p11-14. The City Inn case has implications for the use of computer programmes to analyse delays in projects, and provides further insight into concurrency of delays.
  • That was the year that was - PLJ 2007 200 p13-15. The major cases of 2007.
  • Going global - PLJ 2007 198 p16-17. Reviewing the Courts' latest findings on the issue of global claims.
  • Follow my leader - PLJ 2007 196 p15-16. Reviewing the case of Pierce Design International Ltd v Johnston.  Did the Housing Grants Act curtail the parties’ freedom of contract?
  • Adjudication without a cause - PLJ 2007 193 p10-11. Reviewing the case of Mott MacDonald v London & Regional Properties.
  • Confusion from above - PLJ 2007 191 p8-9. Melville Dundas v George Wimpey sets the cat among the pigeons.
  • When principles collide… - PLJ 2007 188 p21-24. Focuses on the interaction of the prevention principle with extentsion of time clauses.
  • Your flexible friend - PLJ 2006 179 p16-19. Can the right to sue for a breach of contract be effectively assigned? Examining the Technotrade v Larkstore case.
  • Statute-barred - PLJ 2005 155 p14-17. When does the limitation period commence for the purposes of a construction contract?  Assessing the impact of the Henry Boot Construction v ALSTOM case.
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