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Victims win first stage of blacklisting suit

11 Jul 2014: Legal action to get compensation for blacklisted construction workers opened in the High Court yesterday with a green light for the case to proceed to the next stage. more »

Holiday pay ruling could be death knell, warns civils contractor

8 Jul 2014: Businesses are facing the risk of billions of pounds of additional costs from a recent legal ruling relating to holiday pay. more »

Compensation scheme under fire for being unilateral and inadequate

7 Jul 2014: Trades unions have voiced their criticism of the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme for being unilateral, in direct contravention of the recommendations of a committee of MPs. more »

Blacklist compensation scheme now open

4 Jul 2014: The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS) has opened to today to applications from the 3,213 people whose names were on the blacklist that major contractors operated until 2008. more »

The appropriateness of sums

20 Jun 2014: How do you decide what deductions are appropriate for defective work? Sarah E Philips reports more »

A cold wind blows for designers

27 May 2014: A rare old storm blew up in the usually calm area of offshore wind turbine design in 2009. Mark Clinton reports. more »

A third of JVs end in dispute

27 May 2014: British contractors are getting worse at joint ventures, new research suggests. more »

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 »

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