Published 9 January 2018

Stefan Berry

HGCRA Review Consultation – Have your say!

The UK Government is running a consultation on the amendments to the Construction Act, made in 2011. This could have huge implications for the industry. Here are our thoughts. Why not have your say too and get involved in the consultation.

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Published 23 October 2017

James Sargeant

Rising to the third-party procurement challenge

What happens when a contract award is challenged – not by a bidder or the client, but by a third party? James Sargeant seeks to clarify who can challenge.
(This article first appeared in Construction Manager Magazine.)

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Published 26 October 2017

David McNeice

BIM there, done that

BIM is a massive Buzz word in the industry at the moment. This article covers the use of BIM, the benefits to the industry and how we all need to get ready for it.

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Published 11th October 2017

John Bell

Goodlife v Hall. What happens when liability clauses are challenged

When a fire caused extensive damages and loss of business, the defendant, the installer of the fire suppression system relied on ‘exclusion from liability’ clauses.

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Published 7 September 2017

Lahiru Elvitagala

It’s no breeze designing wind turbines: Be aware of fitness for purpose obligations

In 2006, E.ON asked MT Hojgaard to install 60 off shore wind turbines at a wind farm. A significant error in design standards resulted in defective foundations in the project.

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Published 11 September 2017

Quigg Golden

The results are in! ICE Law and Contract Management Course

Congratulations to our successful students from the 2016/2017 ICE Law & Contract Management (NEC3) course.

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Published 7th September 2017

Kenny Caldwell

NEC4 – What’s all the fuss about?

The NEC4 is a new and improved version of the contract. Read about the beneficial changes and amendments.

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Published 1st September 2017

Quigg Golden

Insight Summer/Autumn 2017- No 46. Back to Basics. BIM There, Done That

Our Summer/Autumn season of Quigg Golden’s Insight Magazine No.46 has now been published.

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Published 12th July 2017

Jonathan Parker

Pride and the ‘without prejudice’ rule

We often see emails and letters divulging all sorts of points that you wouldn’t want a judge or adjudicator to catch sight of, with the heading “without prejudice”. It’s not enough to just assume that this magic phrase will get you out of trouble.

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Published 8th June 2017

John Bell

Payment Notice Adjudications

What are they and what do they mean for my business?

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Published 5th June 2017

Stefan Berry

Letter of intent

This article provides an overview of the legal implications of using letters of intent. It sets out the risks and the potential advantages using a letter of intent (“LoI”) can have for both employers and contractors.

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Published 1st June 2017

James Golden

Procurement Basics

We can assist firms to navigate the laws to maximise winning work or assist procurers to get the right contractual partner on board. This is a tricky legal area and a big and extremely relevant part of our practice.

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Published 8 May 2017

Lahiru Elvitagala

Avoiding collateral damage

The aim of this article is to shed some light on what collateral warranties actually are, and to help you understand what you are exactly signing up to.

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Published 13th April 2017

Lahiru Elvitagala

Round Two on the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol

Delays are the most cited source of construction claims and disputes, and often play a contributing factor towards adversarial and fractured relationships between parties during and after a construction project.

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Published 1 September 2017

Quigg Golden

Insight No. 45 Spring 2017. Time is of the essence

Our Spring season of Quigg Golden’s Insight Magazine No.45 has now been published.

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