Author: John E. Stannard
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Delay in the Performance of Contractual Obligations remains the leading practitioner work on the subject and includes consideration of variations in practice in different sectors.
There are many new cases reflected in this new edition. Those of particular relevance to delay in the House of Lords, Supreme Court and Privy Council include Sentinel International Ltd v Cordes (2008) on notices making time of the essence, The Achilleas(2007) on remoteness of damage, The New Flamenco (2017) on mitigation, Sempra Metals Ltd v Inland Revenue Commissioners (2007) on the award of interest on damages, White v Riverside Housing Association Ltd (2007) on rent review, and Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV (2015) on the penalty doctrine. Those in the Court of Appeal include British Overseas Bank Nominees Ltd v Analytical Properties Ltd (2015) on conditions precedent and the order of performance, The Arctic III (2016) on indemnity clauses, The Crudesky (2013) on force majeure clauses and demurrage, North Eastern Properties Ltd v Coleman (2010) and Samarenko v Dawn Hill House Ltd (2011) on notices making time of the essence, Siemens Building Technologies FE Ltd v Supershield Ltd(2010) and John Grimes Partnership Ltd v Gubbins (2012) on remoteness of damage, Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd (2016) on the late payment of charterparty hire, Ampurius Nu Homes Holdings Ltd v Telford Homes (Creekside) Ltd (2013), Urban 1 (Blonk St) v Ayres (2013) and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co v Cottonex Anstalt (2016) on delay as a repudiatory breach, and The Sea Angel (2007) and The Mary Nour (2008) on the doctrine of frustration. The growing trend towards reliance upon the so-called prevention principle is also treated with particular reference to Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Honeywell Control Systems Ltd (2007), Adyard Abu Dhabi LLC v SD Marine Services (2011), and Jerram Falkus Construction Ltd v Fenice Investments Inc (2011). The book also discusses the implications of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on delays in performance.
A new chapter has been included in this edition in relation to express contractual provisions dealing with issues of delay, with special reference to construction contracts, charter parties and contracts for the sale of land.