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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....

Nov
02
2016

The Underused Project Bank Account
#Construction

It is a fact that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 60% of UK private sector employment and almost half of private sector turnover therefore it is evident that challenges relevant to SMEs are challenges to the UK economy as a whole....

Oct
12
2016

JCT launch of the Design and Build 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the second of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Design and Build suite. The contracts available include:...

Oct
07
2016

(Some) Hope for parties wishing to recover their legal costs of adjudication
#Construction

The TCC decision in Lulu Construction Ltd v Mulalley & Co Ltd (2016) opens the door for payees to attempt costs recovery in adjudications relating to the recovery of monies owed under the contract, but it does not confirm that they will be successful…...

Sep
13
2016

The personal guarantee dilemma: Should a director succumb to a personal guarantee?
#Directors' Duties #Construction

There are two fundamental principles in company law. First, every company has its own legal personality, meaning that it has its own legal identity, which is not the same as the identities of its shareholders and directors. Secondly, in the case of limited companies, which make up the vast majority of companies in England, the liability of shareholders is limited: shareholders are liable to pay for their shares, but they are not liable for the company's debts....

Aug
09
2016

Houston, have we got a problem? The post-Brexit construction market so far
#Construction

It is clear that we are still trying to assess the outcome of the Brexit vote and in the past month or so there have been some significant, if not rapid, changes within the UK. How has the construction industry been hit so far?...

Jul
14
2016

The Ethical Labour Standard and the Modern Slavery Act
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Construction

BES 6001 enables product manufacturers to ensure – and prove – that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. ...

Jun
24
2016

EU Referendum: Where does the “Brexit” leave the construction industry?
#Construction

We now have the results of the EU Referendum confirmed: the UK has voted to leave the EU, by 52% to 48%. In the immediate, sterling has tumbled and the stock markets have plummeted. The question now is what impact this will have on the construction industry....

Jun
23
2016

JCT launch of the Minor Works 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the first of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Minor Works suite which will be issued on 24 June 2016....

Jun
14
2016

The increasing use of apps in the workplace
#Construction

There are hundreds and thousands of apps available to smartphone and tablet users, many of which are free. The majority of us own or have access to such devices and will use a range of apps on a daily basis, for example news, music, health and fitness and travel apps to name just a few....

May
09
2016

The reformulated penalty rule
#Construction

Following the decision in Cavendish Square Holding BV v El Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] when drafting liquidated damages provisions, parties should identify and document the applicable legitimate business interest that necessitates liquidated damages. Parties should then consider whether the remedy for breach is ‘extravagant, exorbitant or unconscionable’. ...

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