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Sep
10
2020

Final dates for payment linked to invoices no longer permitted
#Construction

The TCC’s recent decision in Rochford Construction Ltd v Kilhan Construction Ltd found that final dates for payment must be a fixed period of time from the due date for payment under a construction contract. ...

Sep
09
2020

Publication of government’s draft Building Safety Bill
#Construction #Real Estate

At the end of July the government published its draft ‘Building Safety Bill’ (the “Bill”) which housing secretary Robert Jenrick has described as the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. ...

Jul
10
2020

Adjudication, Liquidation and the Supreme Court
#Construction

A recent Supreme Court decision has unanimously upheld the right of companies in liquidation to commence adjudication proceedings: Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] USC 25. ...

Jun
03
2020

What will the “New Normal” for our offices look like?
#Real Estate #Construction

Real Estate Update – Feedback from our roundtable event on Thursday 21 May. Last month, Ruth Wilkinson, Shona Dunning and Simon Ralphs from our Construction and Real Estate teams hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on our return to the workplace post Covid-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Coronavirus Recovery Plan for Construction: Restart, Reset and Reinvent
#Construction

On 1 June 2020, the CLC released the “Industry Recovery Plan” which is a series of proposals intended to help the construction sector recover from the impact of COVID-19. ...

May
29
2020

Building a Safer Future: Government response to consultation, update to Approved Document B, and Fire Safety Bill
#Construction

Last month the government published its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation on the proposals arising out of the recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report. The government has in the last 2 months implemented or begun the process of implementing a number of measures supporting this response....

May
11
2020

Government Guidance on contractual behaviour due to Covid-19
#Construction

The construction industry faces the unprecedented challenge of how to deal with Covid-19. It has a key role in the UK economy and in rebuilding that economy through this crisis and in the years that follow. ...

May
11
2020

World Day for Safety and Health At Work 2020 – not just another day in the office!
#Real Estate #Construction

Last Tuesday (28 April) was World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Traditionally, this is the day each year when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) promotes safe, healthy and decent work surroundings....

May
11
2020

Your client is insolvent – six practical steps
#Construction #Business Recovery & Insolvency

As contractor, subcontractor or consultant, the nightmare scenario of your client/main contractor entering insolvency might be unavoidable and in a post Covid-19 world the risk is likely to be even higher. This might happen despite thorough pre-contract checks and risk protection measures....

May
04
2020

Covid-19 clause – extensions of time and additional cost
#Construction

It is sensible for companies to be proactive and try to ensure that there is protection in their contracts against the effects of Covid-19. Below is a suggested example clause, for inclusion in tender packages....

Mar
25
2020

Site Operating Procedures during Covid-19
#Construction

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a Construction Industry Taskforce was set up to work with BEIS and Government to protect the current and future of the construction industry. ...

Mar
18
2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Construction Contracts
#Construction

As the World Health Organisation announced last week that Coronavirus can now be classified as a pandemic we are hearing from more and more clients worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their construction contracts....

Feb
21
2020

Adverse Weather Conditions: What are the rules in contract and law?
#Construction

Recent weeks have seen the UK taking a battering from storms Ciara and Dennis. Whilst it’s not unusual for adverse weather to affect the UK at this time of year, it always seems to come as something of a surprise to us. ...

Feb
06
2020

All about Alliancing – why, what, where?
#Construction

Regular readers will know that we’ve written about collaboration before, but how can it be achieved? What options are out there for contractually encouraging and allowing collaboration? One option often cited, but not so often adopted is alliancing. ...

Feb
04
2020

Putting the Heart Back into the High Street with New Reading Cinema
#Real Estate #Commercial #Construction #Real Estate #Hospitality & Leisure

With the help of Clarkslegal, a new independent cinema is coming to Broad Street Mall in Reading this summer, in a deal between developer Really Local Group, and Moorgarth, the owners of Broad Street Mall. ...

Dec
19
2019

Construction: looking back at 2019
#Construction

The past year has flown by, with new projects underway and many developments in technology leading to changes in the way construction companies do business. However, main contractor insolvency has remained at the forefront of industry news. We take a look back at a few highlights in this article....

Dec
18
2019

Roundtable on Late Payment and Retentions, November 2019
#Construction

Clarkslegal’s Construction team was delighted to host a roundtable on Late Payment and Retentions in the Construction Industry in November 2019. This was chaired by Rob Driscoll, Director of Legal and Business at the ECA. We were also joined by clients and industry contacts including from BESA and the Confederation of Construction Specialists. ...

Oct
14
2019

Clarkslegal features strongly in Chambers and Partners 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Employment #Real Estate #Litigation

Clarkslegal is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Oct
09
2019

Do you have a legally binding contract?
#Construction

In Volumatic Ltd v Ideas for Life Ltd (2019) EWHC 227 the court considered the test for intention to create legal relations. It’s interesting because it is a rare example of a party successfully arguing that an agreement is not enforceable on this basis. ...

Sep
30
2019

Clarkslegal Acknowledged once again by UK Legal 500 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Complex Contracts

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce Legal 500 has recognised the law firm for the following practice areas; Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Immigration, Education, Commercial Property, Construction and Commercial Contracts....

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