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Extension of Time

Time is one of the single most important factors in the construction process, ELA understands about the importance of time, preserving and obtaining time entitlement in relation to construction projects and advising clients in relation to risk and opportunities. The application of the law in relation to culpability for delay and acts of prevention are highly relevant with ELA having extensive experience in this area of construction law.

There are various theories, for example dominant cause and the Malmaison approach in the award of time, noting common law principles of mitigation and contributory negligence. When completion occurs after the agreed completion date, the contractor is liable for damages to the employer, unless the delay was caused by an event, for which an extension of time is available, ELA can help in preserving and obtaining an award for an extension of time to the project completion date.

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