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Are you ready for the end of CDM’s transitional provisions?

2 Oct 2015: It is six months since the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force and the transition period is now over. Kasia Dickson, legal assistant at Thomas Eggar, reports. more »

Payment provisions: Be clear and not late

3 Sep 2015: In June the Technology & Construction Court (TCC) delivered a simple message to contractors, says solicitor Sarah Evans. If you want the benefit of draconian payment provisions, spell out your payment applications clearly. more »

Judge nixes affordable housing exemptions

4 Aug 2015: A bid to exempt small developments from having to make affordable housing contributions has been quashed by the High Court. more »

Without prejudice correspondence is often misunderstood

3 Aug 2015: You think it's a good idea to label legal correspondence 'without prejudice'...? Well think again, warns Christopher Coveney, a solicitor with Thomas Eggar LLP. more »

Cautionary tale on payment pitfalls

3 Aug 2015: Jonathan Pawlowski, partner at Brecher Solicitors, reviews the lessons of Leeds City Council v Waco UK Ltd. more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Complex procurements under new regime

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

The risk of subcontractor insurance

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

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 »

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 »

Dispute, what dispute?

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Redundant verbiage cut from contract form

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

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 »

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 »

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