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Course Concurrent Delay & Construction Insurance


This course will comprise a survey of the difficulties that can arise from contractors’ claims where there is or may be an element of concurrent delay and insurance problems. There will be a review of all the most important cases.

Concurrent delay:

  • Extensions of time and loss and expense/compensation generally: the JCT, ICC, NEC and FIDIC standard forms
  • Gross and net extensions of time: Balfour Beatty Building Ltd. v Chestermount Properties [1993] 62 BLR 1
  • The authorities: Henry Boot v Malmaison (1999) 70 Con LR 33, Adyard Abu Dhabi v SD Marine Services [2011] EWHC 848 (Comm), Floods of Queensferry Ltd. v Shand Construction Ltd. [1999] WL 478179, and Ascon Contracting Ltd. v Alfred McAlpine Construction Isle of Man Limited (1999) 66 Con LR 119
  • The origins and development of concept of concurrent delay: the dominant cause test, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust v. Hammond (No. 7) (2001) 76 Con LR 148, Walter Lilly & Company Ltd v Mackay & Anor [2012] EWHC 1773 (TCC), 2012] BLR 503
  • Contiguous and non-contiguous extensions of time: Carillion Construction Ltd v Emcor Engineering Services Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 65

  • Proof of causation: Laing Management (Scotland) Ltd v John Doyle Construction Ltd [2004] BLR 295, Great Eastern Hotel Co Ltd v John Laing Construction Ltd [2005] EWHC 181 (TCC)
  • Effect of contractual provision for insurance: Archdale James & Co Ltd v Comservices Ltd [1954] 1 WLR 459, Co-operative Retail Services v Taylor Young Partnership [2002] 1 WLR 1419, Ampleforth Abbey Trust v Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd [2012] EWHC 2137 (TCC), Gard Marine and Energy Ltd & Anor v China National Chartering Company Ltd & Anor [2017] UKSC 35
  • Need for damage: Horbury Building Systems Ltd v Hampden Insurance NV [2004] EWCA Civ 418; [2004] BLR 431, Tesco Stores Ltd v. Constable [2008] EWCA Civ 362, Seele Austria GmbH & Co v Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd [2007] EWHC 1411 (Comm); [2007] BLR 337, Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd v CGU Insurance plc [2004] EWCA Civ 23; [2004] BLR 97, C A Blackwell (Construction) Ltd v Gerling Allegemeine Versicherungs AG [2007] EWCA Civ 1450
  • Accidental damage: Leeds Beckett University v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd [2017] EWHC 558 (TCC)
  • Categories of insurance: liability to third parties, material damage and consequential loss
  • Excess and aggregation: Trollop & Colls Ltd Haydon [1977] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 244
  • Notice of claims and conditions: Zurich Insurance Plc v Maccaferri Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1302
  • Comprehensive project insurance
  • Insurance Act 2015

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