An event which is not one of the other compensation events stated in the contract has stopped the Contractor from completing the works. Is this a compensation event?
The relevant compensation event is clause 60.1 (19). “Stops” is a strong test and means that it is not just difficult or more expensive to complete the works. The event also has to be one which:
neither Party could prevent, an experienced Contractor would have judged at the Contract Date to have such a small chance of occurring that it would have been unreasonable for him to have allowed for it and is not one of the compensation events stated in the contract.