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Dispute Resolution Procedures

Notes 1 See para 13.59 ff. 2 See Rush & Tomkins Ltd v Greater London Council and Ors [1988] UKHL 7 (Lord Griffiths): ‘the contents of without prejudice correspondence … will not be admissible to establish any admission relating to the [party’s] claim’. 3 See Framlington Group Limited and Axa . . . Read more

Transportation and Installation

Notes 1 For example, ch 6 on changes to the work and ch 7 on defects. 2 Maredelanto Compania Naviera SA v BerbauHandel GmbH (The Mihalis Angelos) [1970] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 43, [1970] 3 All ER 125. 3 As discussed in ch 10 in relation to acceptance and delivery. 4 . . . Read more

Force Majeure

Notes 1 Some may think that English law would be reluctant to incorporate any principles derived from French law, no matter how sensible, useful or popular these may be. 2 Tandrin Aviation Holdings Ltd v Aero Toy Store LLC [2010] EWHC 40 (Comm), [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 668, at para . . . Read more

Financial Guarantees

Notes 1 This chapter provides an overview of the key aspects of guarantees in relation to offshore construction contracts. For a detailed discussion of the topic see Geraldine Andrews, Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees. (6th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2012). 2 See Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor BV v Bank of China Limite. . . . Read more

Warranty Claims and Correction of Defects

Notes 1 Oscar Chess v Williams [1957] 1 WLR 370. Denning LJ observed that the ordinary meaning of both words is a binding promise. He stated: ‘Everyone knows what a man means when he says “I guarantee it” or “I warrant it” or “I give you my word on it”. . . . Read more

Insurance

Notes 1 E J MacGillivray and others, MacGillivray on Insurance Law (13th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2015). 2 Prudential Insurance Co v IRC [1904] 2 KB 658, 663. 3 Consideration is usually represented by the payment of premium or the promise to pay a premium, although it is possible for . . . Read more

Termination and Step-In Rights

Notes 1 Such agreements are often described as carry over agreements and are discussed in more detail in ch 17. 2 [2001] CLC 1552. 3 [1998] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 609, [1998] 1 A11 ER 883. 4 Misrepresentation Act 1967 s 2(2). 5 See Johnson v Agnew [1980] AC 367, where . . . Read more

Allocation of Risk

Notes 1 This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Other risks that are typically allocated include taxation, levies, charges and contributions; these are beyond the scope of this book. 2 Logic Construction: Standard Contracts for the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (2nd edn, October 2003). 3 ibid. 4 . . . Read more

Indemnity and Limitation of Liability Clauses

Notes 1 See h­t­t­p­:­/­/­y­o­s­e­m­i­t­e­.e­p­a­.g­o­v­/­o­p­a­/­a­d­m­p­r­e­s­s­.n­s­f­/­9­c­e­e­7­8­9­b­9­a­c­d­6­4­1­6­8­5­2­5­7­7­2­0­0­0­5­9­5­1­b­7­/­e­a­4­c­5­d­a­f­4­e­8­6­4­d­6­9­8­5­2­5­7­a­e­8­0­0­6­2­d­9­a­b­!­O­p­e­n­D­o­c­u­m­e­n­t­ (last accessed 5 February 2016). 2 See h­t­t­p­:­/­/­w­w­w­.h­a­l­l­i­b­u­r­t­o­n­.c­o­m­/­p­u­b­l­i­c­/­n­e­w­s­/­p­u­b­s­d­a­t­a­/­p­r­e­s­s­_­r­e­l­e­a­s­e­/­2­0­1­4­/­c­o­r­p­n­e­w­s­_­0­9­0­2­1­4­.h­t­m­l­ (last accessed 5 February 2016). 3 See h­t­t­p­:­/­/­w­w­w­.b­p­.c­o­m­/­e­n­/­g­l­o­b­a­l­/­c­o­r­p­o­r­a­t­e­/­p­r­e­s­s­/­p­r­e­s­s­-­r­e­l­e­a­s­e­s­/­b­p­-­t­o­-­s­e­t­t­l­e­-­f­e­d­e­r­a­l­-­s­t­a­t­e­-­l­o­c­a­l­-­d­e­e­p­w­a­t­e­r­-­h­o­r­i­z­o­n­-­c­l­a­i­m­s­.h­t­m­l­ (last accessed 5 February 2016). 4 [1980] AC 827 at 851, [1980] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 545 at 554. 5 [2010] EWCA Civ 691, [2011] 1 All ER (Comm) 1077. 6 . . . Read more