Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 01 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2013] EWHC 978 (TCC)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court
Judge:

Mr Justice Akenhead

Representation Fiona Parkin QC and Simon Crawshaw (instructed by Kirsty Hession) for RWE.
  Marion Smith (instructed by Freeth Cartwright LLP) for JNB.
Judgment Dates: 22 April 2013

Catchwords

Building contract - Construction - Rules of construction for building contracts - Claimant company (RWE) contracting with defendant company (JNB) to carry out civil engineering work for hydro-electric plant - Contract setting out stages for work to be carried out - Delays arising - Parties seeking adjudication - Adjudicator finding in JNB's favour - RWE commencing proceedings - RWE seeking declaration and decision that completion of second section of work actually completion of items including pipelines and associated facilities - Whether RWE's submissions to be preferred.

The Case

Building contract Construction. The Technology and Construction Court considered the wording of documents relating to a contract between the parties to construct hydro-electric facilities in Scotland. The court held that a declaration would be made stating that to achieve completion of the second section of the works, the defendant company would be required to undertake certain engineering work.

Practice Areas

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