What it means for payment claims to be ‘reasonably arguably’ invalid under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

A recent High Court case, South Pacific Industrial Ltd v Demasol Ltd, is a helpful reminder to ensure parties carefully calculate payment claims in accordance with contractual arrangements, or, where the contract is silent, in accordance with the default provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (‘CCA’).

Sustainability: From “nice to have” to “must have”

A number of industry commentators from around the world have made their manufacturing forecasts for the year ahead, and amongst the obvious (supply chain disruptions, labour challenges), one that really stood out was the movement of sustainable business practices from “nice to have” to “must have”.  This trend has been noticeable for some time, but it’s interesting to see experts coalescing around this as a key topic for 2022.