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The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
Michael Gove has become the latest housing secretary to make promises in respect of building safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Specifically, under an ominous banner declaring “developers must pay”, Gove promised that leaseholders will not be required to meet the costs of cladding removal. While this is a positive development, there is currently little firm detail as to how it will be achieved.
We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
Recovery actions are available for insurers, under Spanish law, after payment of indemnity arising from a covered loss. Subrogated recovery actions are frequently before the Spanish courts. This is because the scope of liability between a contractor and subcontractor is not always easy to identify, especially in construction projects where different companies work together.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
We are pleased to have strengthened our London team with the appointment of partner Simon Durkin, formerly at Weightmans.
This update includes a roundup of recent court decisions dealing with liquidated damages, a classic residential property dispute, late service of a claim form, overstated losses in a claim for defects, and another example of adjudication enforcement where natural justice and jurisdiction issues are at play.
Government measures enacted to limit the impacts of COVID-19 and the impacts themselves continue to have a significant negative effect on the Oman economy and its construction sector in particular.
Case review 23/07/2021
We previously considered this case in 2019, when the Court of Appeal found that liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs) could not apply to work that had never been completed, and would only apply to work that is accepted after a delay. Work that never completed was only to be assessed according to the usual principles of damages – and not the contractual mechanism for LADs.