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Jul
11
2017

Exclusion clauses gain some weight at the Court of Appeal - Persimmon Homes Ltd & Others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd [2017]
#Construction

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a clause designed to exclude liability was indeed effective in excluding liability. Unsurprising on the surface, but big news when considered against the narrow interpretation rules of contra proferentem and Canada Steamship that historically limit the effectiveness of these clauses. The decision indicates a move away from such restrictive principles and towards a more natural interpretation of clause wording....

Jun
22
2017

CITB report confirms UK construction firms rely on migrant labour
#Immigration #Construction

Research commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed that a third of construction firms employ overseas workers...

Jun
20
2017

David Rintoul Speaks at BSRIA Soft Landings Conference 2017
#Construction #Press

The roles and responsibilities of key people on a build project, including that of the facilities manager, should be identified as early as possible to ensure that the soft landings process works most effectively....

Jun
09
2017

Letter of Intent - The Need to Know
#Construction

This article considers some of the merits and potential pitfalls of proceeding with construction works under a Letter of Intent....

Jun
08
2017

David Rintoul to speak at 2017 Soft Landings Conference
#Construction

We are delighted to confirm that our partner David Rintoul, head of our construction and engineering group, has been asked to speak at the national 2017 Soft Landings Conference: Delivering value through Soft Landings conference organised by BSRIA, the Built Environment specialists. It will take place on Friday 16th June at RIBA HQ in London and our clients and friends are all warmly invited to attend the conference, invitation to which can be accessed via the below link:...

May
15
2017

JCT 2016 Edition Release Now Complete
#Construction

JCT has now released all of the 2016 edition of its standard form suite of construction contracts....

May
03
2017

Limiting Your Liability – Drafting Liability Caps
#Construction

Limitation of liability clauses are one way in which businesses can manage risk and control their maximum potential financial exposure. As a result, limitation of liability...

Apr
26
2017

NEC4: enhancing NEC3
#Construction

After 12 years of NEC3 and its approach to proactive project and risk management, NEC releases NEC4 on 22 June 2017. NEC has described this as an evolution but not a revolution...

Apr
10
2017

One of the Industries most at Risk from Slavery Scandals and Potential Liabilities is Construction
#Employment #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration

Clarkslegal takes a look at modern slavery in the construction industry and outlines some actions employers should take to protect their workforce and their reputation...

Mar
28
2017

Clarkslegal Appoints New Partner to Expanding Construction and Engineering Group
#Construction #Clarkslegal

Ruth Wilkinson joins the Construction team at Clarkslegal in Reading...

Mar
03
2017

Construction employers urged to check CSCS cards for signs of forgery
#Construction #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Lawyers providing specialist legal advice to the construction industry - Right To work Checks and CSCS cards...

Feb
07
2017

Room for one more? The new ACE Professional Services Agreement 2017
#Construction

The recent wave of updated industry standard contracts may seem hard to keep up with at times, but we continue to post regular updates ...

Jan
26
2017

Construction in 2017 (Part 2): Looking Ahead
#Construction

January is almost behind us and has certainly provided its fair share of interesting developments. Having recently published an article on what key themes we expect to see in 2017, we now highlight some of the significant developments to keep an eye out for over the remaining 11 months....

Jan
10
2017

JCT launch of the Intermediate Building Contract 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the fourth of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Intermediate Building Contract suite. ...

Jan
10
2017

JCT launch 2016 collateral warranty documents
#Construction

In addition to the release of the new 2016 suite of contracts, the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published 2016 collateral warranty documents. ...

Dec
12
2016

Construction in 2017: The Building Bricks for Success?
#Construction

With the New Year round the corner, we look ahead to 2017 and pick out four of the key themes we expect to be reading and writing about, with a recap on where we are now....

Dec
12
2016

Construction Update December 2016
#Construction

David Rintoul Partner and Head of Construction at Clarkslegal reviews the latest news...

Nov
23
2016

JCT launch of the Standard Building Contract 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the third of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Standard Building Contract suite....

Nov
15
2016

The Continuing Dangers of Acting on a Letter of Intent
#Commercial #Construction

Letters of Intent (LOI) are much used by parties at the start of their contractual relationship – usually where there is a need to place orders or start work but the contract and its terms have not been fully finalised....

Nov
04
2016

New pre-action protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes
#Construction

TeCSA has released the new Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering disputes, which is expected to come into force on 9 November....

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