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Contractors fear implications of holiday pay ruling

Contractors fear implications of holiday pay ruling

26/03/2014: Civil engineering contractors are warning that they may have to shed hundreds of jobs or even close down altogether after a European Court ruling on holiday pay. more »

Lessons to be learned from Hillcrest’s novation defeat

Lessons to be learned from Hillcrest’s novation defeat

03/03/2014: The case of Hillcrest Homes Ltd (Hillcrest) v Beresford and Curbishley Ltd reveals weak links in contractual chains. Sarah Phillips, solicitor at Thomas Eggar LLP, reports. more »

Injunction granted after adjudicator was invalidly appointed

Injunction granted after adjudicator was invalidly appointed

04/02/2014: A dispute over the validity of an adjudicator appointment has resulted in an injunction. Kasia Dickson, legal assistant at Thomas Eggar, reports. more »

Redhall claims victory in Vivergo dispute

Redhall claims victory in Vivergo dispute

18/12/2013: Engineering contractor Redhall has claimed victory in its long-running legal dispute with Vivergo Fuels. more »

Scottish construction workers win legal challenge over employment status

Scottish construction workers win legal challenge over employment status

05/12/2013: A group of construction workers in Scotland have won an employment tribunal they brought to challenge the employment status imposed upon them. more »

Construction workers could get more holiday pay

Construction workers could get more holiday pay

06/11/2013: Recent court rulings could result in significant increases in the amount of holiday pay received by construction workers. more »

Professionals admit construction is rife with corruption

Professionals admit construction is rife with corruption

02/10/2013: Nearly half of construction professionals acknowledge that corruption is commonplace across the UK construction industry. more »

Special planning court to help speed major projects

Special planning court to help speed major projects

09/09/2013: Legal reforms to combat delays to construction projects in the planning process have been put forward by the government. more »

McAlpine case highlights need for due diligence

McAlpine case highlights need for due diligence

02/09/2013: Concrete escapes into the drainage system. Who’s to blame? Mark Clinton reports on a case that highlights the importance of due diligence. more »

Beware 'spirit of partnership' clauses

Beware 'spirit of partnership' clauses

03/07/2013: Good faith clause may not always be so good, warns Kim Teichmann. more »

Court rules on anti-assignment clauses

Court rules on anti-assignment clauses

21/03/2014: Ben Preece of Gregg Latchams LLP reports on Stopjoin Projects Ltd v Balfour Beatty Engineering Services. more »

Developers welcome planning court move

Developers welcome planning court move

06/02/2014: Property developers have welcomed government plans to make it quicker and easier to crush opposition to their construction projects. more »

Court ruling puts viability of CVAs under question

Court ruling puts viability of CVAs under question

03/01/2014: A court has refused to enforce an award won by a contractor that was subject to a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Laura Phoenix, associate at Thomas Eggar LLP, reports. more »

Two more directors banned for Wrekin ruby scam

Two more directors banned for Wrekin ruby scam

09/12/2013: Two more former directors of Wrekin Construction have been banned from servicing as directors for their part in the notorious ruby scam. more »

Can’t pay, won’t pay

Can’t pay, won’t pay

05/12/2013: The interface between the Construction Act and insolvency law has produced several interesting cases. Now we have another one, as Mark Clinton explains. more »

Pay now argue later

Pay now argue later

04/11/2013: Laura Phoenix, associate at Thomas Eggar LLP, explains the implications of a recent judgment on adjudication payments. more »

Court ruling changes nature of collateral warranties

Court ruling changes nature of collateral warranties

01/10/2013: Under a new legal ruling, collateral warranties are now considered to be construction contracts, reports Kim Teichmann. more »

Nuttall agrees to pay £33m to settle Cambridgeshire busway dispute

Nuttall agrees to pay £33m to settle Cambridgeshire busway dispute

02/09/2013: BAM Nuttall has settled its dispute with Cambridgeshire County Council over the guided busway project by paying back £33m. more »

Limitation periods and adjudication

Limitation periods and adjudication

29/07/2013: You cannot afford to hang around if you are unhappy about your adjudication ruling. Kasia Dickson, paralegal at Thomas Eggar LLP explains. more »

Lessons from Walter Lilly

Lessons from Walter Lilly

16/06/2013: One year on, the lively case of Walter Lilly versus Mackay may not be quite the precedent that the construction industry had hoped. more »

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