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09Aug91 UK: SECURE YOUR JUST DESSERTS - ADVICE FOR CONTRACTORS ON HOW TO ENSURE PROMPT PAYMENT. (3 OF 3)

DisputeHigh Court proceedings: Of course, if a commercially negotiated settlement cannot be reached during the contract period, the parties may be forced to go down the path of litigation. Many forms of construction contract contain an Arbitration Clause and the contractor should be aware of this period before issuing High Court proceedings.One of the peculiar features of construction disputes is that applications for summary judgment for the full amount of a claim are rarely successful. ...

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