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Adjudication proves no panacea

Adjudication proves no panacea

8 Sep 2016: Just how cost effective is adjudication? Mark Clinton reports more »

Limitation and court fees – an unexpected consequence

Limitation and court fees – an unexpected consequence

10 Aug 2016: A recent case suggests the value of claims can be amended after limitations have expired. Digby Hebbard and Douglas Simpson explain. more »

Murphy v Maher adjudication lesson

Murphy v Maher adjudication lesson

22 Jun 2016: A recent dispute between Murphy and a muckaway subcontractor throws up a lesson in drafting dispute resolution clauses. Theresa Mohammed reports. more »

Less than final settlement

Less than final settlement

2 Jun 2016: Settlement agreements are themselves prone to generating disputes. Solicitors Digby Hebbard and Christian Charles report. more »

Termination and construction contracts

 Termination and construction contracts

2 May 2016: Queries about terminating contracts in the construction sector have been on the increase. Solicitors Digby Hebbard and Christian Charles report. more »

Case highlights care needed in amending standard forms

Case highlights care needed in amending standard forms

1 Apr 2016: A steady stream of cases has come through the courts since the payment provisions in the Construction Act were overhauled. Mark Clinton looks at the most recent. more »

Declining conviction rates and legal delays let down families of killed construction workers

Declining conviction rates and legal delays let down families of killed construction workers

18 Feb 2016: New figures have emerged indicating that justice for construction workers killed on site is becoming harder to secure. more »

Court rules on defects notification clause

Court rules on defects notification clause

11 Feb 2016: If you put your own standard terms and conditions into a contract, can you be sure that they will stand up under legal scrutiny ? Solicitor Mark Clinton reports on lessons learned from a recent case. more »

Lessons of Persimmon versus Arup dispute

Lessons of Persimmon versus Arup dispute

10 Jan 2016: With January traditionally a month for detox, Sarah Evans suggests it is time to bring clarity to your contracts. more »

NEC adds ECI clauses

NEC adds ECI clauses

8 Dec 2015: The Institution of Civil Engineers has added early contractor involvement (ECI) clauses to its New Engineering Contract (NEC) suite. more »

New guidance on electronic signatures on commercial contracts

New guidance on electronic signatures on commercial contracts

11 Aug 2016: The Law Society and the City of London Law Society company law teams have published updated guidance* on the execution of legal documents using electronic signatures. Sarah Phillips, real estate associate with law firm of Irwin Mitchell LLP, reports. more »

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

23 Jun 2016: Another plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out gas fitting work while not on the Gas Safe Register. more »

Most successful construction lawyers revealed

Most successful construction lawyers revealed

16 Jun 2016: A legal analytics firm has studied three years of court cases in the Technology & Construction Court and named the barristers and solicitors’ firms with the best win ratio. more »

Understanding vicarious liability

Understanding vicarious liability

18 May 2016: Employees and others behaving badly – when are you liable for their misdeeds? Solicitor Mark Clinton reports. more »

Are my payment terms fit for purpose?

Are my payment terms fit for purpose?

6 Apr 2016: A party making any amendments to or agreeing terms without consideration of the possible consequences may take a hit to its cash flow, the lifeblood of a company’s operations. Solicitor Adam Hiscox reports. more »

Does the construction industry need an ACOP?

Does the construction industry need an ACOP?

7 Mar 2016: Christian McCale reviews the debate over the need for a new approved code of practice for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. more »

Contractors warned about RIBA contract risks

Contractors warned about RIBA contract risks

16 Feb 2016: Build UK is warning contractors to make sure they know what they are getting into when using the two forms of contract published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). more »

Blacklist victims finally start to see compensation

Blacklist victims finally start to see compensation

9 Feb 2016: Construction workers who were systematically blacklisted by major contractors, often just for airing safety concerns, have begun to receive compensation. more »

£1m pollution fine designed to send signal

£1m pollution fine designed to send signal

6 Jan 2016: A record £1m fine for Thames Water for polluting a canal has been handed down as a signal that big companies must improve their environmental performance, the judge said. more »

Bad vibrations: Navigating nuisance construction claims

Bad vibrations: Navigating nuisance construction claims

20 Nov 2015: What rights do neighbours have when construction gets noisy and troublesome? Jonathan Pawlowski, construction litigation partner at Brecher Solicitors reports. more »

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