Bob Maynard, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner:
A Technology and Construction Court (TCC) working party is undertaking a review of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering disputes. I understand that there is support from some quarters for its abolition.
I would like to add my voice to Catherine Gelder’s blog: to stand up for the Protocol and record my support for it. I urge others to do the same.
The Protocol, in my view, performs a useful function and it would be a retrograde step to see it go. No doubt, its working could be improved. Learning from our experience so far, I think the Protocol should be amended, not abolished. (more…)