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20/05/2013: The Middle East has continued to experience the highest value construction disputes at an average of £41.8m, whilst disputes in the US had the lowest value at £5.8m. more »
20/05/2013: Legal disputes in Britain’s construction industry are now taking over a year to be resolved, according to study from consultant EC Harris.
16/05/2013: A US court has dismissed a suit brought by Metso against Powerscreen for alleged patent infringement. more »
09/05/2013: Expect an increase in parallel adjudications following TCC judgment, says Laura Phoenix, associate at Thomas Eggar LLP. more »
29/04/2013: Conditional agreements in leases are not binding to future leaseholders, the High Court has determined. Kasia Burdzy reports.
25/04/2013: Brigade Electronics has won its court battle to protect its patented bbs-tek white sound reversing alarms against similar products sold by Amber Valley. more »
24/04/2013: Office partitioning specialist Komfort has won a battle to protect one of its patents.
04/04/2013: Construction union Ucatt is calling to a change in the law after a single site in Aberdeen had four separate interventions from the Health & Safety Executive over a four-year period. more »
04/04/2013: Kim Teichmann, senior associate of Thomas Eggar LLP, explores the implications of extending the realm of adjudication. more »
28/03/2013: Land Securities has lost a court battle with the taxman that could have cost the UK at least £60m. more »
15/03/2013: The prospect of construction of the £17bn HS2 high speed rail project being stymied by the lawyers of aggrieved homeowners receded today. more »
04/03/2013: Fewer than half of construction’s fatal accidents lead to anyone being prosecuted, it has emerged. more »
28/02/2013: The Court of Appeal has ruled that a developer is entitled to recover from an engineer losses relating to the drop in value of houses brought about by the property crash. Mark Clinton explores the implications of what appears to be a significant judgment.
04/02/2013: The distinction between performance bonds and guarantees is not always clear. Mark Clinton reports. more »
30/01/2013: Dr David Mosey, head of projects and construction at law firm Trowers & Hamlins, has been offered a chair of law at King's College London as director of its Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution. more »
04/01/2013: Turner & Townsend has learned the hard way that courts regard letters of intent as no substitute for a contract. Thomas Eggar LLP associate Laura Phoenix reports. more »
11/12/2012: A new spin on the blacklisting saga has emerged from a court hearing that suggests that trades unions may be as guilty of black arts as construction companies. more »
27/11/2012: Court finds that you are NOT liable for the adjudicator's fees if the decision is unenforceable. Rebecca Evans reports. more »
28/10/2012: Can a contractor ‘deem’ a subcontractor’s property rights away? Laura Phoenix reports. more »
19/09/2012: Exclusion clauses in your terms and conditions could save your business, reports Thomas Eggar LLP senior associate Kim Teichmann. more »