In this, the ninth of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid those perils, we look at the perils of agreeing to use your “endeavours” to perform your contractual obligations.
Galliford Try Building Limited (“GTB”) was engaged by Estura Limited (“Estura”) under an amended JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 (“the Contract”) for the construction of the Salcombe Harbour Hotel in Devon.
According to the latest figures from Age UK¹ around 426,000 people are being cared for in residential care homes (including nursing homes) of whom, it estimates, about 158,000 have been subjected to some form of abuse. This is a shocking figure and explains the concerns many people have about the quality of care their elderly relatives or friends are receiving
In this, the eighth of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid those perils, we look at the perils of contracting on standard business terms with consumers (i.e. business to consumer). Different considerations apply to business to consumer contracts as you will see below.
12 months on from receiving Royal Assent, HMRC’s powers to issue Accelerated Payment Notices (“APN”) and Follower Notices are now stronger than ever.
This article summarises some of the significant personal taxation changes that were announced in the recent budget.
There is always the risk with any property transaction that the seller could be selling at an under value because they are in financial difficulties and need a quick sale. If a pending winding up or bankruptcy petition is presented against the seller before the sale has completed, and which later results in a winding up or bankruptcy order, then the sale will be void – a fact the buyers are unlikely to know.
This article challenges the judgment that compensation under Section 11(8) of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 (i.e. expenses paid in lieu of the carrying out of work to make good damage) were payable under ordinary common law principles on the basis of diminution in value.
When there is a disconnect between the law and the understanding of ordinary men and women, there is damage to public trust in the law as a consequence of such confusion.
In this, the seventh of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid those perils, we look at the perils of contracting on standard contract terms (business to business). Here we are considering standard terms in business to business contracts. Different considerations apply in business to consumer contracts, which we will consider in a separate article.