Christopher Hadnutt, Associate
Chris advises contractors and employers on all aspects of contract negotiation and dispute management.
Chris advises contractors and employers on all aspects of contract negotiation and dispute management. He has experience in:
- Cladding disputes, with particular reference to fire safety compliance issues;
- Defects and delay claims, both in adjudication and in litigation; and
- Contract negotiations within the hotels and leisure sector.
Chris acts for a wide range of clients, which encompasses main contractors, sub-contractors (with a focus on cladding sub-contractors), property developers and energy production asset operators.
Chris is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
- Assisted in the conduct of multiple cladding disputes, both in adjudication and in the TCC, arising from concerns regarding Aluminium Composite Materials after the Grenfell Tower Disaster.
- Advised on delay and defects issues in relation to the construction of chemicals plants in the Egypt.
- Assisted in ongoing TCC proceedings relating to delays and defects in the conversion of a central London Property into a luxury apart-hotel.
- Negotiated the full suite of construction documentation for the £55,000,000 refurbishment of a major Central London Hotel.
Chris Hadnutt writes for Building on whether liquidated damages clauses survive termination of contract
Chris Hadnutt considers whether liquidated damages clauses survive termination of contract.
Construct.law - Winter 2020
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Infra.law - Autumn 2020
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‘Fixing’ the final date for payment under construction contracts
Read our analysis on the dispute in Rochford v Kilhan and what it means for final date for payment terms.
Routine Maintenance or Major Repair? The meaning of ‘design life’ obligations
Going forward, parties to construction contracts should note that ‘design life’ may equate to ‘lifetime to first major repair’.
Contract administration and notice provisions
English High Court decision on notification provisions in payment clauses and the timely challenge of disputed invoices.
Contract administration and notice provisions: mere procedure or condition precedent
Christopher Hadnutt's article for the Practical Law Construction Blog on contract administration and notice provisions
Christopher Hadnutt writes for the Practical Law Construction Blog on contract administration and notice provisions