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What we are doing to make the office safe

We want to let you know what we have put in place as a response to the social distancing and health and hygiene guidelines as staff and clients return to our office following the Coronavirus pandemic: Hand sanitiser is available in multiple locations...

Carter Jonas

We are really grateful to Richard Love, who in conjunction with his colleagues and research experts, have produced a short video outlining how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the construction industry going forward.   While recognising the importance...

Adjudication - common questions

We are often asked “can I adjudicate?”; “I did not serve any notice but do I still have to pay?”; “can I recover my costs?”. The answer to these questions is not as straightforward as you may think.  Adjudication is...

Break clauses: both sides of the story

What are they? A break clause for the purposes of this article is a clause in a commercial lease giving the tenant the right to bring the lease to an end early, subject to compliance with certain conditions. There are a number of reasons why the parties...

MW High Tech Projects Limited v Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick Limited [2020] 1413 (TCC)

Serving a delay report, the crystallisation of a dispute, the adjudicator’s jurisdiction and the reimbursement of the adjudicator’s fees?   The Court recently rejected a Part 8 claim from the claimant, seeking a declaration that the...

Webinar: Adjudication - something for everyone

Thank you for attending the webinar. We hope you found it useful.   Here is the link to view the recording: - https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/vp17c7v8p283E9yWuASDBP98W9Xseqis23Adr_QFn0yzAXZWNVCjMONGNremGeJMlpdDE0Pron1A3v64   Please see...

Webinar on Remote Trials - 28 May 2020 at 12:30pm

Technology Takes to the Stand - An Audience with Paul Darling OBE QC An open invitation to everyone (solicitors, barristers, mediators, arbitrators, contractors, developers and all other consultants, professionals and scholars). Join Barton Legal for a...

Leases during Lockdown - the Sudden Appeal of Turnover Rents

There has been much in the press recently about the impact of Covid-19 and specifically the enforced lockdown in relation to tenants’ ability to pay rent, but this has mostly revolved around the negotiation of rent deferments and holidays, and the...

Did you hear the one about a council, a leaking pipe and a Zoom trial?

I was instructed as a quantum expert by Bill Barton back in 2019, in what would become the first fully remote trial held in the TCC. I recall being told at the outset that this case was unlikely to get to trial but to everyone’s surprise there we were,...

Remote Trials - Your time has come

A few months ago, I thought that Zoom meant to go more quickly. Now as with many thousands of others I can spend vast parts of my day on Zoom calls. However, even further from my mind was the prospect of conducting an entire trial remotely via Zoom. How did...