Mutiplex Construction v Honeywell Control System
Citation: EWHC 447
Nature of case:
This is an important decision on the prevention principle; directions causing delay could still constitute acts of prevention, even though legitimate exercises of the contractor’s powers (the case concerns a Wembley Stadium IT and communications sub-contract). It is also important regarding notices as conditions precedent and the so-called Gaymark principle, which Jackson J. doubted, despite some support from Keating 8th edition. A settlement agreement made by Multiplex with the client had not had the effect of setting time at large under the sub-contract.
Also reported in:
 BLR 195 TCC