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Oct
01
2012

Honourable Intentions
#Construction

Construction projects are technical in nature and are often hugely complex. The contract needs to reflect this complexity and will involve some negotiation even where a standard form contract is to be used....

Jul
02
2012

Building Information Modelling
#Construction

The Government Construction Strategy requires that a Level 2 Building information modelling (BIM) (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) is in place and in use on construction and infrastructure projects by 2016 at the latest....

Feb
08
2012

Construction Adjudications - meaning of a "dispute" and absence of effective notice of withholding
#Construction

Jurisdictional challenges are the order of the day in adjudications. These jurisdictional questions can be a hard fought issues running parallel with the Adjudicator`s main purpose of deciding whether a contractor should be paid the sums claimed, in what is after all a fast track summary process that is aimed at addressing the contractor`s problems of cash flow when an employer refuses to pay them....

Dec
08
2011

Adjudicator`s entitlement to payment of their fees
#Construction

In the recent case of PC Harrington Contractors Limited v Tyroddy Construction Limited, the Technology and Construction Court (Mr Justice Akenhead) had to decide whether an Adjudicator`s decision was in breach of the rules of natural justice in failing to consider the defence to the claim for payment of retention or did the defence amount to a new dispute outside of the dispute referred....

Sep
26
2011

Changes to the Construction Act
#Construction

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 comes into force on 1 October 2011. This Act amends the existing Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 known as the Construction Act. The Construction Act was intended to improve payment practices within the UK construction industry. The future changes follow the same agenda, widening the application of the Construction Act to unwritten contracts and offering enhanced protection from unfair payment procedures....

Aug
26
2011

BSRIA Briefing 2011
#Construction

BSRIA, The Building Services Research and Information Association, chaired by our Deputy Managing Partner David Rintoul, have just announced details of their annual briefing, entitled this year "Building on Opportunity."...

Nov
09
2010

Society for Construction Law
#Construction

Our Deputy Managing Partner, David Rintoul, will be chairing the latest event hosted by the Society for Construction Law, held in Reading on Tuesday 9th November....

Oct
15
2010

BSRIA Annual Review
#Construction

The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) have just published their latest annual review, which includes a foreword from our Deputy Managing Partner, David Rintoul, who is this year`s BSRIA Chairman....

Oct
12
2010

Forecasting hard times for sub contractors
#Construction

The severity of the government cuts likely to be announced this month will inevitably lead to a substantial reduction in capital spending projects in the public sector. Coupled with uncertainties in the residential and commercial property sectors means that many main contractors are facing tough times and many could go out of business altogether....

Oct
04
2010

He who pays the piper - The independence of experts in construction disputes
#Construction

He who pays the piper does not call the tune in the Technology and Construction Court when it comes to the giving of expert evidence....

Aug
10
2010

Construction Breakfast Seminar - Amendments to the Construction Act
#Construction

We are delighted to announce that we will be co-hosting a breakfast seminar with Hill International, providing an overview of the amendments to the Construction Act....

Mar
19
2010

Low Carbon Construction - Innovation & Growth Team
#Construction

An Innovation and Growth Team, drawn from the construction industry and Government, has been charged by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills to consider how the UK construction industry can rise to the challenge of the low carbon agenda, to make recommendations to Government and industry....

Feb
16
2010

How to Manage a Business in a Recession
#Construction

FETA members attended a `managing a business in a recession` seminar recently, presented by Clarkslegal Partner David Rintoul. The seminar focused on two issues key to the current economic climate, namely protection of rights under a contract and how to enhance cash and recovery of monies due....

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