The following articles are part of Michael Gerard’s monthly column in the Leicestershire Builder magazine.

Dispute of Variation Account

Problem:  I am a contracts manager for a plastering company and in mid-2012, we were successful in our bid on...
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Privity of Contract

Problem:  Late last year, on a recommendation, my business was contacted by company ‘A’ to carry out work on a...
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Developer wanting to hold retention

Problem:  Over the last 8 months my company have been carrying out work for a property developer on some barn...
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Unpaid invoices!

Problem:  Hi.  I need some help with invoices that have not been paid. I run a small electrical contracting company...
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I want to claim monies owed from a project completed 8 years ago

Problem:  We are a main contractor that specialises in the fit-outs of public houses all over the Midlands.  In 2004...
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Is the term for liquidated damages enforceable?

  Problem:  I am the managing director of a building contractor that specialises in new build housing for the private...
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