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Court Issues New Protocol For Public Procurement Challenges
The Technology and Construction Court has issued guidance on dealing with public procurement challenges. The "Guidance Note on Procedures for Public Procurement Cases" acts as a form of pre-action...
UK
18 Aug 2017
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Getting To Grips With Modern Legal Contracts And Technology
Beale & Company appear in the CIHT Transportation Consultants Directory 2017 - our Partner Will Buckby discusses technology and transport projects and the need for legal contracts..
UK
18 Aug 2017
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‘Information' Or ‘Advice'? Construction Professionals Beware!
This article, by Ian Masser and Ben Spannuth, considers the key points of the judgment and its potential impact on construction professionals (which has recently been the subject of much comment...
UK
18 Aug 2017
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The Provision of Services Regulations 2009
As a result of an UK Directive the government has recently brought into force "The Provision of Services Regulations 2009" which imposes obligations on "service providers" to provide certain information to their clients.
UK
17 Jun 2010
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CML Certificates: But You Said It Was Fine!
Consultants who certify properties by signing a Council of Mortgage Lenders standard form could find the owners chasing them for money later if they find anything wrong.
UK
16 Jun 2010
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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010
On 25 March 2010, the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 ("the Act") received Royal Assent and became law in England and Wales.
UK
15 Jun 2010
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The Consequences of Making a Misrepresentation
Many statements can be made in the course of trying to win work and there can be a temptation to overstate facts. Whether this could result in a misrepresentation is explained below together with the possible consequences.
UK
11 Jun 2010
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Has a Contract Been Formed?
Work is all too often carried out in the construction industry without the terms of a contract having been first agreed. The perils of this situation are well illustrated by RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Muller & Co KG, a case which reached the Supreme Court, where judgment was given on 10 March 2010.
UK
11 Jun 2010
9
Amendments to the Construction Act: Update
In December 2008 we summarised the Bill which proposed various amendments to the Construction Act. After some last minute ‘tweaks’ in the House of Commons, the Bill has now passed into legislation, receiving Royal Assent on 12 November 2009.
UK
10 Jun 2010
10
Rights to Consultant's Documents
Consultants are more frequently being required in their appointments to deliver up their drawings and documents to the client – on suspension and/or on termination, for whatever cause.
UK
10 Jun 2010
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A Warning to Surveyors: Remind your Client of Impending Deadlines
This note provides a summary of the recent decision in the case of "Littlewood v Radford and Boston" where the Court of Appeal found that a firm of surveyors had a duty to remind a client of an important deadline, notwithstanding that they had previously notified the client of the deadline, and had advised that they would no longer continue to act if an outstanding invoice remained unpaid.
UK
9 Jun 2010
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Legal Review of 2009 – Part 2
Enforcement of adjudication decisions – or, more precisely, attempts to resist enforcement – continued to occupy much of the time of the Technology and Construction Court.
UK
7 Jun 2010
13
Evidence: In? Out? Can an Adjudicator Shake It All About?
The recent TCC case of "Jacques v Ensign" provides a useful summary of the Court's application of the concept of natural justice to adjudication proceedings.
UK
3 Jun 2010
14
Legal Review of 2009 - Part 1
We start our review of 2009 with two high-level decisions concerning the interpretation of contracts, highlighting the growing flexibility of at least some judges in this respect.
UK
3 Jun 2010
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Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling (BIM), we are told, has arrived in the construction industry and been widely adopted for complex projects. It is not tomorrow’s vision but today’s reality, and in a few years it will be standard.
UK
2 Jun 2010
16
The Jackson Review of Civil Litigation Costs
Lord Justice Jackson yesterday published his final report into costs in civil litigation following the extensive process of consultation undertaken last summer after the publication of his preliminary report in May 2009.
UK
1 Jun 2010
17
ACE Agreements: Altogether Now
This summer the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) published some revised agreements and some new ones. Separate Scottish versions of all of these were launched at the Scottish parliament on 19 November.
UK
28 May 2010
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The Bribery Bill and How It Will Impact Construction Companies (When It Becomes Law)
The construction industry received a sharp reminder of how costly corrupt practices can be when 103 construction firms were fined a total of £129.5m by the OFT in September 2009 for "illegal anti-competitive bid rigging activities".
UK
27 May 2010
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Litigants in costs disputes can now force defendants to disclose further details about third-party funding, says Nick Gillies
UK
26 May 2010
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The Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 2007
The new CDM regulations come into force on 6 April 2007
UK
19 Dec 2007
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