Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Rintoul, David
Clarkslegal LLP

Mead, Patrick
Carter Newell


Contact: David Rodighiero and Kyle Trattler; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

J & D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd & Ors [2013] QCA 406

On 20 December 2013, the Queensland Court of Appeal (1) overturned a controversial decision in J & D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd & Ors (Agripower decision).

Read more: The Queensland Court of Appeal Overturns Decision of Agripower Applying Ordinary Meaning of the...

Contact: Patrick Mead; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

There is a distinction between an exclusion clause, the effect of which is to either absolve a party for the consequences of a breach of contract or duty or to define substantively the limit of the duty by negating obligations that the law would otherwise impose, and a liability cap, the purpose of which is to limit a party's exposure up to a pre-determined amount or percentage of contract value.

Read more: Exploring Limitations of Liability and Exclusions of Categories of Loss

Contact: Ozgur Kocabasoglu; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)


The goal of the public private partnership ("PPP") model is the procurement of public infrastructure investments, and the provision of long-term maintenance, operation and construction services, through a contractual relationship, which establishes a partnership between the private and public sectors. As stated in the legislative justification[1] of the draft Law on the Amendment to Certain Laws and Decrees, submitted to the Turkish Grand National Assembly and later promulgated as Law No. 6527 ("Law No. 6527"), the structure of PPP model is ever-changing.

Read more: Amendments to the Law on Public Private Partnership

Contact: Jamie McGee; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

The recent High Court case of 199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd deals with the standard of care owed by professionals.


Read more: Knightsbridge Sets the Standard

Contact: Jessica Taylor; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

Building Information Modelling is its official label; but BIM is essentially about effective sharing and management of information for the collective benefit of all involved on a construction project.


Read more: BIM is Here to Stay