This report covers the work of the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) in England and Wales for the period from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014.
The TCC is a specialist court which deals primarily with litigation of disputes arising in the field of technology and construction. It includes traditional building cases, adjudication enforcement, engineering and technology disputes, claims for professional negligence, claims by or against local authorities concerning the development of land, dilapidations claims, nuisance claims, fire claims, IT disputes (relating to both hardware and software) and challenges to arbitrators’ decisions in respect of any of the above matters. In recent years the court has seen an increasing number of disputes which require technical input or which it is appropriate for the court to deal with because of familiarity with the subject matter. Claims arising from public procurement, which are now commonly brought in the TCC, are an example of this broader jurisdiction. There has also been an increase in cases involving complex electronic technology issues.