enews

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.

Pursuing contractual claims in the COVID-19 climate

How does the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act impact the construction industry and what can suppliers do when dealing with potentially insolvent businesses?

Courts and COVID-19 – case review

The courts say COVID-19 should not hold back progress and technology should be used to deliver remote hearings. But how is this working out in practice?

What is meant by ‘Design Life’?

It often appears in construction contracts, but interpreting what ‘design life’ practically means can be tricky. Our construction lawyers use a recent case to help clear things up.

New construction compliance: safer and greener buildings

Sustainability is one of the buzzwords of the day and there are some major new rules for the construction industry to follow. Here’s what you need to know.

It pays to mediate

Even a winning party is at serious costs risk if it does not mediate. Fake engagement, and excuses, will not prevent costs punishment.

Major guidance on costs punishment for those who won’t mediate

Can a party safely refuse to engage with ADR if it has a really strong case?