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Andrew Noble LLB (Hons) [Manchester] FRICS, FCIArb

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Construction law

Examples of Work Undertaken

Andrew's recent work involving Insolvency

  • Acting on behalf of officeholders of insolvent company (in Administrative Receivership) for reparation against demolition contractor who carried out their work so badly that the site was contaminated with asbestos and needed substantial remediation;
  • Advising contractors on restructuring proposals offered by the Emirate’s Developer/Employer in Dubai (Nahkeel) including Sukuuk Bonds;
  • Advising international contractor in relation to responsibilties under various commercial JV agreements and advising in relation to the contents of future JV, and subcontract agreements;
  • Acting for (Advising) an insolvent contractor (In administration) against subcontractor for defectively carried out works;
  • Advising JV contractor of the meaning of international performance bond entered into with client in UAE;
  • Ditto with Egyptian subcontractor (New University Cairo);
  • Defending and prosecuting commercial claims involving insolvency on construction projects including the timing of insolvency issues and in connection with construction adjudication;
  • Advising suppliers concerning Retention of Title clauses in contracts for the supply of goods when recipient has become insolvent;
  • A further recent insolvency claim Andrew Advised on and appeared in the High Court in Manchester involved acting on behalf of a construction employer, who alleged bad faith against an administrator appointed by a debenture holder.
  • Presented and defended Bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions including annulment/setting aside applications;


Further work in the field of Insolvency

  • Advising and drafting proceedings having been instructed by an Insolvency practitioner against a main contractor who refused to make further payments to a company, upon insolvency, despite substantial unpaid work having been done. (This case was done on a Conditional Fee Arrangement with an appropriate uplift commensurate with the degree of difficulty involved).
  • Advising and representing liquidators and other Insolvency Practitioners in connection with sums due under standard forms of main and sub-contracts including JCT, ICE, DOM1, etc to insolvent businesses including claims against sureties.
  • Advising banks and businesses in claims involving debentures.
  • Advising in insolvency claims in adjudication and enforcement proceedings.

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