Total M and E Services v ABB Building Technologies Ltd
Citation: 87 Con LR 154 TCC and  EWHC 248
Nature of case:
This decided that orally agreed variations of the same type as those provided for in a sub-contract could constitute an agreement in writing for the purposes of s.107 HGCRA. The bar in the Scheme on award of costs was upheld. The potential inability of a claimant to repay an award is not always a bar to summary judgment. This was understood to be subject to appeal.