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The suspense is killing us – will the recitals show they’re out of time?

Alexandra Pedder

In Russell v Stone the court considered the interpretation of standstill agreements and found that they operated to suspend, rather than extend, time for the purposes of limitation. The Russells engaged Stone to manage a construction project. The project was beset by difficulties, for which the Russells blamed Stone. The parties entered into three standstill Read More

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Contractual interpretation – setting an example

Alexandra Pedder

The Court of Appeal has applied the tests in Rainy Sky (business common sense) and Arnold v Britton (natural meaning of the words) to interpret a construction contract. On the facts, figures for minimum acceptable performance levels described as “examples” were found to be binding (Sutton v Rydon). Although the court did not refer to the most Read More

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