Category Force Majeure,
Frustration and force majeure: a dam about to burst?
Issues of frustration and force majeure are likely to come to the fore in the light of the problems caused by coronavirus. Dr Nathan Smith looks at a recent case and the factors Given the disruptive effect that the coronavirus has had on economies around the world, it is inevitable that it will have a […]
FORCE MAJEURE: A “BEGINNER’S GUIDE”
An earlier post from Andrew Singer QC dealt with force majeure posts in construction projects. We asked Shaylla Shabbir, a pupil at Kings, to set out the basic principles of force majeure. THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE The underlying principle of force majeure is that the occurrence of certain events is outside a party’s control […]
FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSES IN ON-GOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Andrew Singer QC addresses the contractual position with on-going construction projects. The JCT standard forms of Building Contracts contain express “force majeure “ clauses. The 2016 edition version is at clause 2.29.15. “ Force Majeure” is a Relevant Event under the Contract. The NEC 3 and NEC 4 forms of contact contains at clause […]