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Two jailed for construction waste crimes

19 May 2014: Two Doncaster men have been jailed for running illegal waste dumping operations on an industrial scale, with construction waste being dumped including asbestos. more »

'Not my fault so why should I have to pay?'

30 Apr 2014: Sarah E Philips, solicitor with Thomas Eggar LLP, mulls the virtues of net contribution clauses. more »

Contractors fear implications of holiday pay ruling

26 Mar 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 »

Court rules on anti-assignment clauses

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

Lessons to be learned from Hillcrest’s novation defeat

3 Mar 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 »

Developers welcome planning court move

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

Injunction granted after adjudicator was invalidly appointed

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

Court ruling puts viability of CVAs under question

3 Jan 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 »

Redhall claims victory in Vivergo dispute

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

Two more directors banned for Wrekin ruby scam

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

Scottish construction workers win legal challenge over employment status

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

Can’t pay, won’t pay

5 Dec 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 »

Construction workers could get more holiday pay

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

Pay now argue later

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

Professionals admit construction is rife with corruption

2 Oct 2013: Nearly half of construction professionals acknowledge that corruption is commonplace across the UK construction industry. more »

Court ruling changes nature of collateral warranties

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

Special planning court to help speed major projects

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

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

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

McAlpine case highlights need for due diligence

2 Sep 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 »

Limitation periods and adjudication

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

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