A review of the recent judgment of R v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the impact on the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy and where that leaves the construction industry.
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In the latest Commercial Disputes Weekly, we look at two decisions that clear up some outstanding issues on rent repayment orders, the first reported judgment to decide that disclosure obligations override a solicitor’s lien on its file and an arbitration award that considers the usefulness of weather bureau reports in speed and consumption claims.
After a short break Commercial Disputes Weekly is back with decisions on demurrage, bribery, dispute resolution procedures and the importance of compliance with adjudication notice requirements.