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In Counsel Update - Winter 2017
In this update we will outline the most recent legal developments affecting your business, in particular, the Government's Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform...
UK
17 Feb 2017
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New EIA Directive – What Does It Mean For Your Developments?
For many years the benefits of setting up offshore structures were clearly defined and throughout the last 20 years the offshore funds and SPV administration industries have thrived.
UK
4 Jan 2017
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Why It's Even More Important Now To Check The Interest Clause Within Your Building Contracts And Appointments – Adjudication Costs
In a recent case (Lulu Construction vs Mullalley & Co) the contractor benefitted from a legal uncertainty regarding compensation for late payment and was awarded his adjudication costs.
UK
20 Dec 2016
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Battle Of The Forms And Exclusion Clauses – Be Reasonable!
This case highlighted the importance of clarity in agreeing the terms upon which subcontracts are made and demonstrated how an exclusion clause can fall foul of the UCTA...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Concurrent Delay – Further Developments In The Saga
A recent case has brought concurrent delay, an area of law that continues to spark debate, back into focus. Broadly speaking, concurrent delay occurs where there is delay on a project...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Pre-Action Protocol - Second Edition Now In Force
The Second Edition of Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes where the Claimant's intention is to issue proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Put It In Writing And Sign It!
RMP Construction Services Ltd was a ground works sub-contractor which carried out works for Chalcroft ("the Main Contractor") relating to the construction of a Shell petrol station.
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Beware "Hybrid" Contracts That Only Partly Cover "Construction Operations"
Duro engaged Severfield under a contract to carry out the design, supply and erection of steel structures on a site in Manchester. Some of the work comprised "construction operations"...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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The Slow And Steady Rise Of BIM
Reaching further than the design phase, uses of BIM can extend throughout the building lifecycle to support cost management and facility operation.
UK
14 Dec 2016
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JCT Design And Build 2016 Contract
JCT has published the new edition of 2016 Design and Build Contract in conjunction with the Design and Build Sub-Contract for use with it.
UK
13 Dec 2016
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What We Can Learn From Rockstar Superbasement Wars
Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, is locked in a bitter row over Robbie Williams's building redevelopment plans, but who is actually right? Adam Colenso investigates.
UK
2 Dec 2016
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Contractor Insolvency In The Brexit Climate
In the economic and political uncertainty following the Brexit referendum, there has been huge speculation about the impact on the UK's construction industry.
UK
3 Oct 2016
13
Frequently Asked Questions - JCT Design And Build Contract 2016
JCT's stated aim was that the 2016 edition amendments do not materially affect risk allocation.
UK
23 Sep 2016
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Landlord And Tenant Disputes
The tenant (or, as the Telegraph described him, the 52-year-old husband of the Duke of Kent's daughter) has a lease of ground floor and basement premises in Mayfair for a high-class modern art gallery.
UK
18 Jul 2016
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BIM – What Is It And Why We Think It Is Yet To Be Fully Embraced
Building Information Modelling (or "BIM") has had a lot of press recently thanks to the Government's decision to use ‘Level 2' BIM on all centrally procured public sector projects from April of this year.
UK
12 Jul 2016
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Changing The Planning Landscape...Starter Homes
The love affair with changing the planning system as the panacea for solving the housing crisis is in full swing.
UK
7 Jul 2016
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Why Less Is More For Local Planning
Too much fiddling with the planning system is crippling the ability of planners to create plans. What politicians need to do is set a sensible course and let things settle, argues Jay Das.
UK
3 Jun 2016
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Planning Ahead: Why Adopting A CIL Strategy And Checking CIL Liability Is Wise
A useful High Court judgement regarding the calculation of Community Infrastructure Levy ("CIL") was recently given in the case of Orbital Shopping Park Swindon Ltd, R (on the application of) v Swindon Borough Council & Anor [2016].
UK
29 Apr 2016
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Planning Ahead: Permanent Rights To Change From Office To Residential Use
Long-awaited amendments to permitted development rights to change from office to residential use without planning permission have now been made - the amendments to the Town and Country Planning Order 2015 came into force on 6 April.
UK
29 Apr 2016
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Be Sure Of Your Connections
Helen Garthwaite and Claire Haynes consider broadband challenges for the next generation of buildings. This article was first published in RICS Construction Journal for April-May 2016.
UK
7 Apr 2016
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