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Live by the sword, die by the sword

Live by the sword, die by the sword

29 Jun 2015: The case of Leeds City Council v Waco UK Ltd provides a lesson for those engaged in exploiting loopholes, warns Sarah E Phillips. more »

Thames Water £250k sewage spill fine upheld

Thames Water £250k sewage spill fine upheld

5 Jun 2015: Thames Water has failed in its appeal to get a £250,000 fine for environmental offences reduced. more »

Complex procurements under new regime

Complex procurements under new regime

31 May 2015: Lawyer Oliver Scoullar-Greig explains the implications of the new Public Procurement Regulations. more »

Shared gain and pain

Shared gain and pain

27 Apr 2015: Robert Gerrard, secretary of the NEC Users’ Group, seeks to dispel confusion over cost reimbursable contracts and disallowed cost. more »

Dispute, what dispute?

Dispute, what dispute?

5 Feb 2015: Mark Clinton explores the judgment in St Austell Printing Company Ltd v Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd. more »

Law firm poaches ‘rising star’ for construction push

16 Jan 2015: Law firm Nabarro is targeting construction industry litigation as a key market for growth. more »

Redundant verbiage cut from contract form

Redundant verbiage cut from contract form

9 Dec 2014: A new version of the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (ICC) has been published. more »

Tougher fines are coming for health & safety breaches

Tougher fines are coming for health & safety breaches

14 Nov 2014: Big companies that breach health & safety law are set to face bigger fines of up to £10m under proposals put forward by the Sentencing Council. more »

HPF ruling limits third party rights

HPF ruling limits third party rights

3 Nov 2014: When is what looks like a third party right not a third party right? Mark Clinton, partner at Thomas Eggar LLP, reports. more »

Scottish government wins winter maintenance action

Scottish government wins winter maintenance action

20 Oct 2014: A supplier of de-icing salt has failed in its claim for damages from the Scottish government, which it said breached tendering rules. more »

Safety fine given straight to victim

Safety fine given straight to victim

10 Jun 2015: A judge has directed that a £60,000 fine imposed on a construction company for safety offences should go directly to the employee whom it caused to be paralysed. more »

Union success in final Connaught battle

Union success in final Connaught battle

5 Jun 2015: Nearly five years after workers employed by Connaught were made redundant when the company collapsed, former employees have finally been compensated. more »

The risk of subcontractor insurance

The risk of subcontractor insurance

12 May 2015: Does your subcontractor’s insurance cover meet your client’s demands? Solicitor Christopher Coveney reports. more »

Does your stable actually have doors?

Does your stable actually have doors?

1 Apr 2015: The legal fight that followed a 2009 tower crane collapse has thrown up a valuable lesson, as Sarah E Phillips reports. more »

Legal lessons of the 2014 floods

Legal lessons of the 2014 floods

21 Jan 2015: It has been estimated that the total cost to the construction, insurance and transport industries of 2014’s floods was around £2.5bn and the consequences still linger in the form of legal disputes and insurance claims. Jonathan Hyndman looks at what lessons have been learned. more »

Government acts on holiday pay ruling

Government acts on holiday pay ruling

19 Dec 2014: The government has moved to cap the liability of companies impacted by a recent legal ruling on holiday pay. more »

Adjudication shenanigans backfire again

Adjudication shenanigans backfire again

2 Dec 2014: How far can you go to secure a perceived advantage in adjudication? Too far in some cases, it seems. Mark Clinton explains. more »

Construction Industry Council fails in bid to amend Consumer Rights Bill

Construction Industry Council fails in bid to amend Consumer Rights Bill

5 Nov 2014: The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has been defeated in its bid to lobby for amendments the Consumer Rights Bill, currently going through Parliament. more »

Southwark Council challenges super sewer permission

Southwark Council challenges super sewer permission

31 Oct 2014: Southwark Council has filed an application for a judicial review of the government’s decision to grant development consent to the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel. more »

Solicitors name new construction chief

Solicitors name new construction chief

8 Sep 2014: Law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Fraser McMillan as head of its construction practice. more »

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