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CRL seeks to draw line under underwriter failure

2 days: After a bruising few months following the collapse of Alpha Insurance, structural home defects cover specialist CRL says it is entering a new era of market resilience and customer protection.

All change at Leeds law firms

12 Oct: Leeds-based corporate law firm Shulmans LLP has recruited Sarah Wilson from Watson Burton to head its construction department.

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

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

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

Paying a premium for cladding insurance

11 Oct: Contractors are being left exposed by difficulties getting professional indemnity insurance in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Solicitor Anjon Mallik, partner at law firm Gordons, explains.

Vinci wins Gatwick baggage dispute

30 Jul: Vinci Construction UK has won a £9.7m settlement in dispute with subcontractor Beumer Group UK over a contract at Gatwick Airport for baggage handling machinery

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

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

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.

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