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The key to the successful delivery of a development project (Episode 1)

In our brand-new podcast series – The secret to successful development projects – we’ll be looking at all the crucial elements of a development …

Fire safety reforms – government progresses Building Safety Bill

The government has progressed the Building Safety Bill, legislation which will have significant new compliance requirements for the construction industry.

Do disputes under NEC3 and NEC4 engineering and construction contracts have to be referred to adjudication?

The Scottish Court of Session recently determined that adjudication was a mandatory first step before bringing any further proceedings in relation to an NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract.

The importance of agreeing contract terms before starting work

In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited (Contractor) v Van Elle Ltd (Sub-contractor) [2021] EWHC 794, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) held that works carried out by a sub-contractor prior to execution of a sub-contract were nevertheless subject to the terms of the sub-contract.

Supreme Court makes significant ruling in liquidated damages case

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company [2021] UKSC 29 brings clarity to the interpretation of liquidated damages, where following delays by a contractor, the contract is ended prior to completion.

Occupiers’ responsibility: are you liable for personal injury suffered on your premises?

July’s High Court judgement in the case of Moreira v Moran t/a ACH Joinery and Building Contractors & Ors, provides guidance on what is expected of small business occupiers when supervising construction works undertaken by independent third parties.

Adequate contractual payment mechanisms

Does your Construction Contract have an adequate payment mechanism if there are no final account provisions in it?

Should contractors assign their sub-contracts?

When a contractor assigns its sub-contracts to the employer, can it recover losses from its sub-contractors? Our construction lawyers consider a recent case.

New VAT Regime

Are you affected by the new reverse charge VAT regime for building and construction services? Here’s what you need to know.

New construction compliance: safer buildings (continued)

Following on from our last eNews, we discuss the implications of the proposed new Building Safety Bill, which will be brought into effect later this year.