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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 »

Beware 'spirit of partnership' clauses

3 Jul 2013: Good faith clause may not always be so good, warns Kim Teichmann. more »

Lessons from Walter Lilly

16 Jun 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 »

Danish court rules against Rockwool marketing claims

3 Jun 2013: Manufacturers of expanded polystyrene have won a court ruling in Denmark against advertising claims made by Rockwool. more »

Middle East tops global construction dispute league

20 May 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 »

Construction disputes get longer and costlier

20 May 2013: Legal disputes in Britain’s construction industry are now taking over a year to be resolved, according to study from consultant EC Harris. more »

Appeal court finds for Powerscreen in Metso patent suit

16 May 2013: A US court has dismissed a suit brought by Metso against Powerscreen for alleged patent infringement. more »

Parallel adjudications set to rise

9 May 2013: Expect an increase in parallel adjudications following TCC judgment, says Laura Phoenix, associate at Thomas Eggar LLP. more »

Now you see it; now it’s gone

29 Apr 2013: Conditional agreements in leases are not binding to future leaseholders, the High Court has determined. Kasia Burdzy reports. more »

Brigade wins reversing alarm patent battle

25 Apr 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 »

Komfort wins gasket patent dispute

24 Apr 2013: Office partitioning specialist Komfort has won a battle to protect one of its patents. more »

Aberdeen site highlights loophole in health & safety laws

4 Apr 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 »

Adjudication against a residential occupier: a benefit or a burden?

4 Apr 2013: Kim Teichmann, senior associate of Thomas Eggar LLP, explores the implications of extending the realm of adjudication. more »

Legal defeat for Land Securities tax dodge

28 Mar 2013: Land Securities has lost a court battle with the taxman that could have cost the UK at least £60m. more »

High Court rejects HS2 challenge

15 Mar 2013: The prospect of construction of the £17bn HS2 high speed rail project being stymied by the lawyers of aggrieved homeowners receded today. more »

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