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1st Prize: Max Twivy, Pupil Barrister, Atkin Chambers: The Prevention Principle After North Midland -v- Cyden Homes: Time for Change?
2nd Prize: Anirudh Mandagere, Legal Assistant, Keating Chambers: Microwaving Jesus’s Burrito: The Problem of No Oral Modification Clauses
1st Prize: Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne: How is that even possible? Raising construction regulation from the ashes of Grenfell Tower
Joint 2nd Prize: Ryan Turner, Pupil Barrister, Keating Chambers: Hanging by a slender thread: design obligations in construction contracts following MT Højgaard v E.ON
Joint 2nd Prize: Ralph Goodchild, Solicitor, Associate at White & Case LLP, London: Proven by computer? System dynamics and disruption claims
1st Prize: Philip Britton, Visiting Professor, King’s College London, Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School: Quiet Enjoyment; Revisited: A Landlord’s Liability to a Tenant for Disruption Caused by Construction
Joint 2nd Prize: James Frampton, Pupil Barrister, Keating Chambers: The Best Laid Schemes of TECBAR and TeCSA: Potential Problems Under New Pre-Action Protocol
Joint 2nd Prize: Jon-Selous Borlace, Pupil Barrister at Atkin Chambers: A Mad Tea Party: The Role of Clarity and Common Sense in the Interpretation of Construction Contracts
1st Prize: Mathias Cheung, Pupil Barrister, Atkin Chambers: Shylock’s Construction Law: The Brave New Life of Liquidated Damages?
2nd Prize: Rachel Gwilliam, Partner, Blake Morgan: Recovering Adjudication Costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998
Joint 1st prize: Philip Britton, Visiting Professor, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London: Adjudication and the Residential Occupier Exception: Time for a Rethink?
Joint 1st prize: Michael Regan, Partner at Mayer Brown International LLP: Thorman revisited
1st prize: Lauren Adams, Pupil Barrister, Atkin Chambers: New Clots in the Lifeblood of International Construction Projects: Injuncting Employers’ calls on performance bonds
2nd prize: Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne: Beyond the Nutcracker Suite: International Harmonisation of Construction Industry Payment Legislation
1st prize: Matthew Cocklin, solicitor practising in the construction team at Devonshires solicitors in London: Synchronising GMT: International approaches to the legal analysis of concurrent delay. Is there a solution for English Law?
2nd prize: Adrian Bell, Senior Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna: The role of privilege in adjudication
1st prize: not awarded this year
2nd prize: Antonio Rotolo, solicitor, Kent County Council: The application of the EU procurement regime to section 106 agreements providing for Affordable Housing
Joint 2nd prize: Matthew Bell, Lecturer in Construction Law, University of Melbourne: Liquidated damages and the doctrine of penalties: rethinking the war on terrorem
Joint 2nd prize: David Johnson, Pupil Barrister, Atkin Chambers: Defective Premises Law: time for remedial works?
Joint 1st prize: Aidan Steensma, CMS Cameron McKenna, London: Implied obligations of non-hindrance and co-operation in construction contracts
Joint 1st prize: Mathew Stulic, Clayton Utz, Sydney: Prevention and the allocation of the risk of project delays: evolution or revolution?
1st prize: not awarded this year
2nd prize: Sarah Pengelly: Do the exclusivity provisions of the NHS LIFT standard form contract comply with EU procurement regulations?
1st Prize: Julian Bailey: Public Law and Statutory Adjudication
2nd Prize: not awarded this year
1st Prize: Julian Bailey: What Lies Beneath
2nd Prize: Ronan Champion: Variations, Time Limits and Unanticipated Consequences
1st Prize: Philip Britton: Right building – wrong place? Wrong building – right place?
2nd Prize: Julian Bailey: Repudiation, termination and quantum meruit
1st Prize: not awarded this year
1st Prize: Philip Britton: The architect, the banker, his wife and the adjudicator: unfair contract terms and construction
1st Prize: Philip Britton: Oxalic Acid and the applicable law: the Rome Convention and construction
2nd Prize: Hamish Lal: The doctrine of penalties and the 'absurd paradox' - does it really matter in 2003?
Joint 2nd Prize: Hamish Lal: Extensions of time: The conflict between the 'prevention principle' and notice requirements as a condition precedent
Joint 2nd Prize: Ben Ring: Separability - a tale of two agreements
1st Prize: Philip Eyre: Panatown v McAlpine – Has the Fog Cleared Yet?
2nd Prize: Philip Britton: Construction, Public Bodies and Liability in Negligence: Fair, Just and Reasonable?
1st: Deborah Brown: After the Divorce - Problems With Partnering Agreements
1st: Fiona Hammond: Rethinking construction - how should lawyers respond to the call for integrated teams and an end to construction contracts
2nd: Clive Hardy: Re-thinking roles in expert evidence after Woolf
1st: John McGuinnes: The Effect of Letters of Intent
2nd: Richard McLoughlin QC: Arbitration and Judicial Review in Scotland
2nd: Richard Lyndon: Can a contractor’s failure to perform a contractual obligation constitute an acceptance of an anticipatory breach by the employer
2nd: Paul McGivern: Arbitration: Party autonomy or court control?
1st: D E Ballard: Payment for Materials or Goods not yet Incorporated in the Works
3rd: Andrew Pike: Construction Management and the JCT Contracts