In this episode, Frank Hicks looks at two recent UK decisions concerning liquidated damages and delay. What is the accrued right to liquidated damages when works are terminated before completion and can a clause which is invalid as a penalty still be operable as a cap?
In our second segment, Frank is joined by Richard Cheney and Adele Carr to discuss two important High Court decisions of recent times. Price v Spoor considers the statutory limitations on liability and agreements which may make those provisions unenforceable. Libertyworks Inc v The Commonwealth of Australia concerns the implied right of political communication and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth) (“the FITS Act”), which seeks to ensure greater transparency with respect to potential foreign influence in the effective functioning and accountability of Australian government institutions.
Lastly, our Front of House team discusses life in Chambers in these strangest of times!
Intro and end music: This Right Here by Till
Transition sounds: The Improv and Extraordinaire by DJ Quads
Produced by Greenway Chambers