Sir Robert Akenhead with assistance from Omar Eljadi contributed to the most recent edition of Building Magazine in which they discussed the case of John Sisk & Son Ltd vs Carmel Building Services  in which the issue of ‘total costs’ or ‘global’ claims was examined. The case revisits the principle in Walter Lilly & Company Ltd v Mackay, namely that a party seeking to prove total or global costs carries a greater burden than those seeking to prove the same claim on an itemised basis. The article also looks at the benefit of the application of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 to JCT conditions.
This article was first published in Building Magazine.
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