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Volcanic eruption in High Court

The High Court in Volcanic Investments Limited1 v Dempsey & Wood Civil Contractors Ltd has signalled a departure from the conservative approach of the court in Rapaki Property Group v Energysave Ltd2 , now reinforcing the protections afforded to payees under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (“the CCA”).  In Volcanic Investments, a failure by Volcanic to make payment of an amount claimed under the CCA was referred to adjudication. The adjudicator determined that Volcanic ...
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