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The art of closing the deal

The art of closing the deal

10 Jul: The recent decision in Goodwood Investments Holdings Inc v Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG illustrates how an apparent settlement can disappear. Irwin Mitchell solicitor Mark Clinton explains.

Pitfalls of the Social Value Act

Pitfalls of the Social Value Act

25 Jun: The Cabinet Office has announced plans to extend the scope of the controversial Social Value Act. Contractors need to beware, says Anna Beadsmoore.

No profit in termination

No profit in termination

8 May: Contract termination is a messy business. Mark Clinton, head of construction at Irwin Mitchell, reports.

Adjudicators' room for manoeurvre

Adjudicators' room for manoeurvre

8 Feb: A recent judgment has upheld an adjudicator’s right to reach an alternative interpretation. Lawyer Mark Clinton explains the implications.

Lorry loading must be planned, court says

Lorry loading must be planned, court says

23 Jan: A £40,000 fine handed down to a scaffolding contractor serves as a reminder that even the simple act of loading up a lorry must, by law, be properly planned.

Aldous bill passes first hurdle

Aldous bill passes first hurdle

12 Jan: Proposed legislation to amend the Construction Act to protect retention monies will get its second reading in the House of Commons on 27th April.

Cash retentions bill gets industry backing

Cash retentions bill gets industry backing

6 Dec 17: Three industry associations have thrown their weight behind a backbench MP’s attempt to reform construction’s use of cash retentions, despite it being unlikely to succeed.

Union wins umbrella case appeal

Union wins umbrella case appeal

7 Jun: The Unite union is claiming a significant legal victory in its continuing campaign against payroll companies, employment agencies and bogus self-employment.

Aldous bill published in full

Aldous bill published in full

24 Apr: Legislation being piloted through the House of Commons privately by Peter Aldous MP to reform the practice of withholding retention monies in construction contracts has now been published.

When the architect gets carried away

When the architect gets carried away

21 Mar: What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports.

Payroll reform in the pipeline

Payroll reform in the pipeline

27 Nov 17: Planned reform of tax rules for off-payroll workers is set to have a substantial impact on the construction industry, a firm of tax accountants is warning.

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