Recent Technology & Construction Cases

Recent Technology & Construction Cases

LATEST NEWS - Construction Law: Court of Appeal upholds decision on architects’ non-contractual duties by Seb Oram

10th April 2017

The Court of Appeal has held in Burgess v. Lejonvarn [2017] EWCA Civ 254 that an architect and project manager who supplied her professional services ... read more


Chambers & Partners UK 2017:
Construction - Western Bar – Band 2

Graeme Sampson of 3PB Barristers 
Highly experienced barrister acting across all types of technically sophisticated construction disputes on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and employers. Regularly advises in adjudication, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Strengths: "Very accommodating, quick, dynamic and extremely good at cutting through any irrelevant material." "Very down to earth and always offers practical advice."

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Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2016
Recommendations and Quotes


Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Measured and pragmatic.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
William Webster - A careful lawyer and an effective advocate.

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2015
Recommendations and Quotes


Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Knows construction inside out.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - Very personable and approachable

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2014
Recommendations and Quotes


Stuart Kennedy - 3PB ‘A keen knowledgeable barrister.’

Ranked as a leading set Tier 2 in the Western Circuit

3PB acts for organisations across the construction and engineering sector on various domestic and international issues. Construction-related professional negligence is a growing area in chambers.

Paul Newman - 3PB ‘He is very personable and always understands what is required from him.’
Graeme Sampson - 3PB ‘He has expertise in a wide range of building and engineering disputes.’

Boardwell v K3D Partnership Property (2006) ADJ CS 04/21

Briggs & Forrester Electrical Ltd v Southfield School for Girls & Anor [2007] 3403 EWHC (TCC)
Multimillion pound claim arising from asbestos contamination of a school. Representing architects in 6 week TCC trial. Architect found to have no liability and recovered indemnity costs.

Bryen & Langley Ltd v Boston [2005] EWCA Civ 973. Court of Appeal
- formation of contract, does adjudication under JCT offend against the Consumer Contract Regulations 1999. First instance reported at [2005] BLR 28, [2004] EWHC 2450(TCC)

David & Teresa Bothma (T/A DAB Builders) v Mayhaven Healthcare Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ. 527

Elvee Limited v Taylor and Others [2001] EWCA Civ 1943
Discharge of search and seizure orders on grounds of material non-disclosure where there is a need to preserve physical evidence resulting from execution of the order.

Ennstone Building Products Ltd v Stanger Ltd No. 1 [2002] BLR 82. TCC
- forum conveniens, contract created by correspondence.

Ennstone Building Products Ltd v Stanger Ltd No. 2 [2002] 1 WLR 3059. Court of Appeal
- proper law of contract.

Fenice Investments Inc v Jerram Falkus Construction Limited [2011]  EWHC 1678 (TCC)
whether adjudicators decision as to fees forms part of his award.

Full Metal Jacket Ltd v Gowlain Building Group Ltd [2005] All ER (D) 147 (Dec)
Building contract - Construction - Express term - Specifications of roof - Defendant providing drawing of roof to claimant prior to obtaining quote - Claimant not building roof in accordance with drawing - Whether contract requiring claimant to build roof in accordance with contract.

Hart Investments Ltd v Terence Fidler (t/a Terence Fidler Partnership) [2007] Adj LR 03/30
liability of engineer for recognised defects out with his contractual duties.

Jensen v Faux [2011] EWCA Civ 423
applicability of Defective Premises Act 1972 to refurnished and/or enlarged residential property.

Jerram Falkus Ltd v Fenice Investments Inc (No.4) [2011] EWHC 1935 (TCC)
conclusivity under JCT Design and Build 2005.

Lovell Projects v Legg & Carver BLR 452 (2003)

Melhuish & Saunders Ltd v Hurden & Hurden [2012] EWHC 3119 (TCC)

Nayler v Beard and Others [2001] EWCA Civ 1201
Disclosure in partnership proceedings of an affidavit of means sworn by one of the partners in matrimonial proceedings.

R v Grainger and Another [2001] EWCA Crim 1648
Whether the Court has jurisdiction under the Company Directors Disqualification Act to limit disqualification to directorship of a public company.

Rankilor (1) / Perco Civil Engineering Ltd (2) v M Igoe Ltd (2006) ADJ LR 01/27

Titanium Polyurethane Seal Company v New Forest District Council [2008] All ER (D) 64 (Aug)
claim arising from alleged defective construction of sports hall floors.

Tongyuan (USA) International Trading Group v Uni-Clan Limited [2001]
Available grounds for resisting summary enforcement in the UK of a foreign arbitration award.

Tube Tech International Limited v Technip-Coflexip and Others [2004] EWHC 2 (TCC)
Ostensible authority of an offshore company to enter into a contract on behalf of an international consortium comprising its controlling shareholders.

Wycombe Demolition Ltd v Topevent Ltd [2015] EWHC 2692 (TCC)