Harbour View, contractor insolvency and the importance of a guarantee expiry date – Practical Law Construction Blog (Alexandra Bodnar)

Harbour View, contractor insolvency and the importance of a guarantee expiry date – Practical Law Construction Blog (Alexandra Bodnar)


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Alexandra Bodnar and Carly Thorpe from Walker Morris have contributed to the Practical Law Construction Blog.

One of the interesting features of the recent decision of Coulson J in Ziggurat (Claremont Place) LLP v HCC International Insurance Company Plc is the effect on a guarantee of a contractor becoming insolvent many years after a construction project has been completed. In Ziggurat, the amended ABI model form of guarantee bond had not yet expired. This allowed the employer to make a claim under the guarantee arising out of the contractor’s insolvency, notwithstanding the fact that the contractor’s employment had already been terminated and the project had achieved practical completion.

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