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Who's Suing Whom In The TCC In 2011?
Although the High Court may not yet be the domain of hashtags and the twitterati, the last two months have seen the publication of important reports which allow us to see what is "trending" in the world of litigation.
UK
26 Sep 2011
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Commercial Dispute Resolution Briefing, July 2011
In stark contrast to the decision by the UK Supreme Court last year not to enforce a French arbitration award granted against the Government of Pakistan, the French Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of enforcing it.
UK
28 Jul 2011
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Scullion – The Trend Is Nigh
Claims by lenders against valuers have now become commonplace, particularly in the buy-to-let arena, following the well publicised property crash.
UK
27 Jun 2011
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Measured Duty of Care
Liability in tort can arise not just for the causer of a private nuisance but also for the landowner that fails to act in a way that satisfies its "measured duty of care.
UK
20 Dec 2010
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Supreme Court Decides on Sewer Connection
In Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water), the connection of a large new housing development to the public sewer in circumstances where the public sewer lacked the necessary capacity was considered by the Supreme Court.
UK
13 Dec 2010
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QS – Quality Surveyor?
If quantity surveyors (QSs) are expected to do "what it says on the tin", then their job is to survey quantities.
UK
9 Dec 2010
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Valuers – Round Two?
The UK is now out of recession and the new Government is promising stability and growth, but does that mean that surveyors and valuers and their professional indemnity insurers can breathe a sigh of relief?
UK
9 Dec 2010
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The Bribery Act 2010: Are Your Measures Adequate?
The Bribery Act 2010, which comes into force in April 2011, aims to provide an effective legal framework to address an issue which is an increasing problem, in both the public and private sector, at both a domestic and international level.
UK
8 Dec 2010
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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010
The recently enacted Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the "Act") will give greater powers to those seeking to make a recovery against an insolvent party's insurance policy.
UK
8 Dec 2010
10
Disputes And Double Dips?
We consider the current climate of the construction industry in the UK – and whether a downturn in new construction projects will cause an upsurge in disputes.
UK
8 Dec 2010
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Frustration and Material Adverse Change - The Secret to Avoiding Contracts in Troubled Times?
When economic conditions deteriorate, some parties inevitably find compliance with their contractual commitments more difficult. But can a party avoid its obligations on the basis that performance has become more expensive or onerous as a result of the economic climate?
UK
21 Apr 2010
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Claims Exposures For Architects
We consider the potential claims that architects may be exposed to in the current economic climate.
UK
2 Nov 2009
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OFT Fines 103 Construction Companies For Breach Of Competition Law
On 22 September 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought its five year investigation into bid-rigging in the construction industry to a conclusion, imposing fines of ฃ129.5 million on 103 contractors.
UK
2 Nov 2009
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Aggregation Of Construction Claims
The nature of a construction project gives rise to the possibility of numerous individual defects or losses arising which may be brought together in one or more claims.
UK
2 Nov 2009
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Commercial Purpose Beats Red Ink: Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd And Ors (2009)
Despite the apparently well established rule that when a court comes to construe a contract evidence of pre-contractual negotiations is inadmissible, commentators have suggested that the law in this area is in a state of flux.
UK
29 Jul 2009
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Lender Claims: Back To The Future?
The present recession and property downturn sees the return of 1990s' conditions for lender claims. Those of us who were in the front line for the professionals have the benefit of the lessons we then learned, but equally face new challenges in dealing with the anticipated new onslaught.
UK
14 Jul 2009
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Non-Disclosure Arguments For Construction Insurers? Consider Laker Vent First
The Court of Appeal's decision in Laker Vent was handed down on 11 February 2009.
UK
24 Mar 2009
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Predictions For 2009: What Construction Insurers Need To Know Now
2009 could see some major legislative changes which will impact upon construction professionals and their insurers. This briefing looks into the crystal ball, and sees what the year may hold...
UK
4 Feb 2009
19
Lender Claims And Mortgage Fraud Team
BLG has recently launched its specialist Lender Claims and Mortgage Fraud team to assist clients in dealing with the large increase in lender claims which has begun to hit the market.
UK
9 Jan 2009
20
The Current Landscape For Construction Disputes
Following the Wembley Stadium litigation, in this article we examine the current trends in dispute resolution and consider the options available to construction professionals.
UK
12 Nov 2008
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