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LNG to Power

LNG is seen by many as an ideal way to meet the ever-increasing demands for greater energy supply and reducing energy poverty, particularly in parts of the developing world, while still addressing the concerns of climate change.

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Supreme Court returns to orthodox interpretation of liquidated damages clauses

The UK Supreme Court has today handed down a significant decision on the interpretation of liquidated damages clauses. Watson Farley & Williams acted for the successful party, PTT Public Company Limited.

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Having your cake and eating it: TCC finds Liquidated Damages not invalidated by employer taking over part of the works

In a recent case, the English TCC found that an employer was entitled to claim the full amount of liquidated damages payable upon contractor delay, even though they had taken partial possession of the contractor’s works.

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Pay cuts for home workers?

News reports have been circulating of a Big Tech company developing a pay calculator for its US employees, but what could this mean for UK workers and how easy is it for UK employers to follow Big Tech’s lead?

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Hotels & hospitality – stress to distress?

With the Covid-related restrictions of the last fifteen months easing for many in the hotel and hospitality industry, we consider whether any of the existing stress will turn into distress?

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