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:
[2007] BLR 195 TCC

Counsel

David Thomas QC

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