Nick Kaplan and Mariya Peykova write for ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes magazine

15th March 2024


3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Nick KaplanNick KaplanCall: 2013 and Mariya PeykovaMariya PeykovaCall: 2013 have contributed to the latest issue of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes.

Mariya’s article “Data Adequacy and International Relations: The Pitfalls of a Shifting Human Rights Landscape”, published on pages 11-12, explores the connection between EU data adequacy decisions and human rights records. In her article, Mariya explores how the undermining of the existing human rights framework could alter how the EU views the UK’s ability to provide adequate data protection, and the effects this could have on UK businesses and the economy.

Nick’s article, entitled “Spiking the Guns of Trigger-Happy Contractors: Providence Building Services Ltd v Hexagon Housing Association Ltd” can be found on ages 40-42 and focuses on the recent case of the same name in which Nick acted as junior counsel for the successful defendant. Nick analyses the Judgment, which involved a dispute over the circumstances by which a contractor could terminate under the most widely used form of construction contract in the UK. The Claimant has recently been granted permission to appeal which is due to be heard in the Court of Appeal in a few months’ time. The Court of Appeal’s judgment is likely to be one of the most important decisions on termination in the construction industry in many years.

To read Nick and Mariya’s articles, please click here to access Issue 12 of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes.

Nick Kaplan is a specialist commercial and contractual disputes barrister, specialising in construction and engineering law. Nick regularly advises employers, contractors and subcontractors on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including payment disputes, delay claims, claims for defective works and construction professional negligence.

Mariya Peykova is a specialist commercial, public and information law barrister. Mariya regularly advises and appears for business individuals on all types of contractual matters including shareholder disputes and general breach of contract. Mariya regularly undertakes pro bono work through Advocate on cases including discrimination claims and data protection claims.

If you wish to contact or instruct either Nick, please contact Joe Townsend via email. To contact or instruct Mariya, please contact David Fielder via email. Alternatively, please telephone 020 7583 8055.