Published 20 March 2020

William Brown

Coronavirus & JCT Contracts: Dealing with it under JCT

For those operating under JCT contracts – William Brown advises on what to do regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

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Published 16 March 2020

William Brown

Coronavirus & NEC Contracts: Dealing with it under NEC

William Brown tackles the subject of how to deal with the current outbreak of COVID-19 under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract.

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Published 26 February 2020

Edward Quigg

Fraud in Applications for Payment

Edward Quigg examines those instances in which those submitting applications for payment have strayed further than simply being ‘optimistic’, into fraud.

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Published 30 January 2020

Claire Mc Carry

Decisions that Shaped 2019: A look at Construction Adjudication

Claire takes cases from throughout 2019 relating to adjudication and discusses how the decisions therein have impacted how we should approach adjudication in 2020.

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Published 1 December 2019

Quigg Golden

The Scheme for Construction Contracts in Northern Ireland (Amendments)

The Scheme  for Construction Contracts in Northern Ireland (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 PDF Link

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Published 27 November 2019

John Doherty

BIM & Contracts – Where to start with BIM requirements?

A starting point for those embarking on contracts requiring BIM integration, with a guide to the essential documents.

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Published 31 October 2019

James Sargeant

Practical Completion – What does it mean and why is it important?

James highlights the recent discussion around how to determine whether practical completion has been achieved.

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Published 25 September 2019

Claire Graydon

Disclosing Information to Unsuccessful Tenderers

Claire Graydon addresses the oft-asked question – what is the obligation on contracting authorities to disclose information to unsuccessful tenderers?

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Published 13 August 2019

Robert Burns

Letters of Intent: What do the Courts have to say?

“Letters of intent come in all sorts of forms … there can therefore be no prior assumptions”. Robert Burns outlines where exactly the courts stand when considering if a letter of intent can be taken as a contract, and the practical takeaways which can be gleaned from the authoritative judgments that have been handed down on this issue.

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Published 11 July 2019

Avoiding Risks in Procurement: Abandonment

Stefan Berry considers the dilemmas faced by contracting authorities with a look at the recent Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council case.

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Published 11 June 2019

William Brown

New Amendments to NEC4 Contracts

William Brown reacts to the series of amendments to the NEC4 suite of contracts.

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Published 20 May 2019

John Doherty

Looking Back – The lesser known cases of 2018

John Doherty gives a summary of some lesser known cases from 2018, focusing on their implications for construction law and practice.

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Published 1 April 2019

James Sargeant

Davenport v Greer: ‘Smash and grab’ lives on

‘Smash and grab’ adjudications were predicted to end after last year’s S&T v Grove ruling; the judgement had its first test case earlier this year. By James Sargeant.

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