Alex Cunliffe's articles

  • Alex Cunliffe, construction partner at Ashurst

    Letters of intent

    23 May 2008

    I am developing a retail scheme. The construction contract is not yet finalised but I need the contractor to start work if I am to open on time. My quantity surveyor has suggested a letter of intent. Will this help?

  • Professional

    Conversion to limited liability partnerships

    08 February 2008

    Question: I have appointed the same consultant on a series of projects for several years. It has now told me that it is converting from a partnership to an ‘LLP’. What is this and how does it affect me?

  • Professional

    Going for broke

    04 January 2008

    Ashurst’s Alex Cunliffe explains what to do if a contractor becomes insolvent

  • Professional

    Third-party rights

    21 September 2007

    Question I am taking an FRI lease in a newly completed office. I will get third-party rights rather than collateral warranties from the construction team. Is the developer right that they are as good as, or better than, warranties?