The Judging Panel of the SCL Hudson Prize has announced the following results for the 2015 competition.
First Prize: 'Shylock's Construction Law: The Brave New Life of Liquidated Damages' by Mathias Cheung, Pupil Barrister, Atkin Chambers.
Second Prize: 'Recovering Adjudication Costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998' by Rachel Gwilliam, Partner, Blake Morgan.
Highly Commended: 'Contract Theorists: what did they ever do for us in Construction Law' by Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies, Construction Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne.
Commended: 'An Alternative Approach to Contractors' Formulae Claims for Head Office Overheads' by Ian Stumpf.
Commended: 'The Theory of Gharar (Risk and Uncertainty) in Islamic Law: A Major Cause of Disputes in Construction Contracts' by Hisham Mirghani, Contracts Manager- Projects Department, Dams Implementation Unit, Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, Khartoum, Sudan.
Commended: 'Contractual termination mechanisms and the concurrent exercise or non-exercise of common law rights to terminate - caught between the Scylla and Charybdis?' by Andrew Archer, Barrister, Melbourne Bar, Victoria, Australia.
The Judging Panel offers congratulations to all recipients of awards and thanks to all who entered the 2015 SCL Hudson Prize. Details of the 2016 competition will be circulated soon.
Anthony Lavers, Professor of Law
Chair, SCL Hudson Prize