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Payment under a construction contract video for Practical Law

1st September 2017

Catherine Piercy and Louis Zvesper discuss the payment provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act 1996), with a particular focus on case law developments since Coulson J's judgment in ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College [2014] EWHC 4007 (TCC), culminating in Fraser J's judgment in Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd v Merit Merrell Technology Ltd [2017] EWHC 1763 (TCC).

This 30-minute video covers the following topics:

  • Requirements of the Construction Act and the Scheme
  • Principles relating to payment notices
  • Subjective intention introduced into the test
  • Differentiating between validity of the notice and validity of the claim
  • Service of and schedules for payment notices
  • Pay less notice requirements
  • Failure to serve a pay less notice: the "smash and grab"
  • Implications of ICI v Merit Merrell

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