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Projects & Procurement

27 November 2018
Richard Collins Cat among the pigeons: new approach for procurement of development agreements?

United Kingdom - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its long-awaited judgment in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire District Council. Overturning a fully reasoned first-instance judgment, the court deemed a development agreement containing contingent obligations on the developer to carry out development to be a 'public works contract' as defined in the public procurement rules. The decision has important potential ramifications for public and private development projects.

Authors: Richard Collins, Kathrine Eddon
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