In our first construction law update Fenella Mason, Colin Clelland and Douglas Simpson cover site closures and the potential risks. They discuss the following topics:

  • What events in the SBCC contract can a Contractor or Subcontractor rely on?
  • What might instructions by the Employer/Contractor, and acts of prevention, entail?
  • Is the outbreak of coronavirus a force majeure event?
  • Has there been an exercise of statutory powers that can be relied on?
  • What notice of delay and/or additional costs has the Contractor/Subcontractor to give?
  • What rights of termination are available to the Contractor?
  • What is the Contractor’s obligation to mitigate delay?
  • How does NEC compare with SBCC?

The information included in this webinar does not constitute legal advice, for specific queries please get in touch with your usual Burness Paull contact.

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