Practical Completion – How Is It Defined & When Does It Occur?

So What Constitutes ‘Practical Completion’? The answer really depends upon the form of contract under which the works are being delivered. However, the general understanding across the industry is that Practical Completion (or ‘PC’ as it is also known) marks the end of the Substantive Works and the commencement of the defects liability period. Whilst…

Who Carries The Ground Risk? – The contractor? Not in this case…

Clancy Docwra Ltd (“CDL”) v E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd (“EON”) [2018] EWHC 3124 As some of our followers may be aware, a chapter of my contracting career was spent as the Managing Director of a nationwide trenchless contractor. I have therefore led many disputes concerning unforeseen ground conditions and as such am an avid follower…

How to Ensure You Make a Loss in the Construction Industry (In Six Very Easy Steps)…

As most Contractors are aware, the construction industry is a challenging market sector in which it really is quite simple to lose money. With the collapse of Carillion and harsh market conditions in 2018, 780 companies fell into insolvency in the first quarter alone [1]. In a bid to provide certainty, in this blog we…

Who are you contracting with?

Contracting Parties – Who are you contracting with? – Are you sure? (Read on…) The Scenario: The parties are engaged and the project is going well until unexpected ground conditions pose a risk to the design. Consequently; an independent third-party designer is engaged and contracted to provide a solution. Sounds straightforward right? Wrong… Introducing the…

Taylor Consulting – Who are they?

KJ Taylor Consulting is led by Kelly Taylor, a qualified Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Consultant and training Adjudicator. Having held appointments within the construction industry as Managing Director, Financial Director and Commercial Manager for the last 17 years, Kelly carries a vast experience with projects of varying sizes in most sectors including Petrol Chemical, Nuclear, Rail, Airports and Utilities.…