A paper given at a meeting of the Society of Construction Law in London on 5th February 2002.
The paper discussed the correct approach to contractors' claims arising out of concurrent delay in the execution of construction projects. It looks at the meaning of the expression 'concurrent delay' and the differing approaches to the assessment of claims which have attracted support in the industry, both in the UK and other common law jurisdictions.
Introduction - The meaning of concurrent delay - Example - Apportionment - The American approach - The 'but for' test - The dominant cause approach - The Malmaison approach - Conclusion.
The author: John Marrin QC is a barrister practising at Keating Chambers, London.
Text 15 pages.
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