Melville Dundas Ltd and Others v George Wimpey UK Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted May 8th, 2007 in building law, contracts, law reports by sally

Receivership prevents notice of intention from being given

Melville Dundas Ltd. and Others v. George Wimpey UK Ltd. and Others

House of Lords

“A provision that a party to a construction contract could not, unless he had given notice of intention to do so, withhold payment after the final date for payment of a sum due under the contract, did not apply to a lawful ground for withholding payment, such as the contractor going into receivership, when it was not possible for notice to have been given within the statutory time frame.”

The Times, 8th May 2007


Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.